Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have impeccable taste in vintage fashion.
There is no question about this — just take a look at any of their Met Gala red carpet appearances in the past decade, for which they’d styled themselves in archival designs by Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and more.
Now, through their luxury fashion label The Row, the Olsen twins are offering rare designer pieces hand-picked from their own personal collections.
The curated pieces are as impressive as they are expensive: There are Chanel jackets, Yohji Yamamoto culottes, a John Galliano kimono dress and several ’90s coats from Issey Miyake and Comme des Garçons to browse from.
Each piece reflects the twins’ distinctively refined styles, shaped by their appreciation for subtle details, luxurious fabrics and the preferred colour of black. Like the designs for The Row, which were recently sported by Kendall Jenner, the Olsens’ treasured vintage pieces aren’t attention-grabbing or heavily branded. They operate more on the basis of, ‘If you know, you know’.
They were even curated that way. The designers had the help of vintage fashion expert Marie Blanchet, who has worked at Vestiaire Collective and now heads the Meghan Markle-approved William Vintage boutique, as well as her own business, Mon Vintage. Fashion fans who know their history will delight over the authenticated pieces like the Pierre Cardin cape, for example, or the 1970 Chanel skirt.