Perhaps because we’ve faux-known Mary-Kateand Ashley Olsen since their two-in-one television infancy, theexplosive early success of their second joint creative career intriguesall the more, its improbability boggling conventional thinking. Castoriginally on adorableness alone (talent is a nonfactor at nine months),they parleyed cute into an empire that had them, in their early teens,controlling a billion-dollar entertainment business with a mass marketfashion component. Now, approaching their 25th birthday, they are amongthe hottest forces in fashion.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"