Probably one of the most famous twin sisters of our time Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sat front at the J. Mendel fashion show in the Fall 2012 collection. What had everyone puzzled was that they dressed identically head to toe. As children twins do that sometimes, prank friends and family by switching their identities back and forth so maybe that’s what the Olsens had in mind? Wearing matching black suits, Ray-ban sunnies and the same highlighted tresses they were almost impossible to tell apart- save for one little difference.
Long dropped actress from their schedule the sisters now design two lines of clothing a luxury collection called The Row and a lower priced one named after their sister and brother, Elizabeth & James. Their heads turned simultaneously in the same direction and they grinned at the same models walking down the runway, it seemed the other front row fashionistas were more fascinated by the Olsens than the actual show- which was quite incredible by the way. Even New York Magazine could not solve the conundrum they overheard plenty of debates though, “Is that one Mary-Kate?” we heard one photographer ask. “Yes,” said his friend. “Wait, no. Wait, yes. No?”
Ultimately the difference came down to one tiny detail, Mary-Kate was wearing Ray Ban’s signature Wayfarers and Ashley a larger, glamorous style. Looking at the pictures all we have going through our head is, “I wear my sunglasses at night…”
Scroll down for more shots of the J. Mendel show at front row level and more importantly to see the Olsens watching the models and the entire front row watching the Olsens.
Images VIA Zimbio