Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have impeccable taste when it comes to vintage fashion.
There’s no doubt about it – take a look at one of their Met Gala red carpet appearances over the past decade, for which they’ve styled their hair in signature creations. archives from Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and more.
Now, longtime vintage fashion collectors are becoming vintage sellers themselves. Through their luxury fashion brand Linethe Olsen twins offer rare designer pieces handpicked from their own personal collections.
The selected 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.
Each piece reflects the twins’ distinctive refined styles, shaped by their appreciation of subtle detailing, luxurious fabrics and the color black. Like their designs for The Row, which were recently sported by Kendall Jenner, the Olsens’ treasured vintage pieces don’t command attention or are heavily branded. They work more on the basis of “If you know, you know”.
They were even organized that way. The designers were helped by vintage fashion expert Marie Blanchet, who worked at Vestiaire Collective and now runs the Meghan Markle-approved William Vintage boutique, as well as her own business, Mon Vintage. Fashion fans who know their history will revel in authentic pieces like the Pierre Cardin cape, for example, or the Chanel 1970 skirt.
Thirty vintage fashion pieces are now available The Row website, with prices available on request. Even if you’re not shopping, the collection offers an intimate insight into the world of the Olsen twins, renowned for their reclusiveness. They rarely give interviews, they aren’t on social media, and they avoid the paparazzi like the plague. All this, of course, only arouses the curiosity of their fans.
The collection also shows how far the twins are ahead of the curve. They’ve been collecting vintage pieces for two decades, long before the Kardashians made headlines wearing vintage Alexander McQueens or Versaces.
They bought them at vintage shops and flea markets in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and more. (Pro tip: Many of their aforementioned Met Gala looks were shopped at the Lily & Co store in Beverly Hills.) At The Row’s flagship stores, the twins have always shown their love for antique furniture and vintage accessories. .
Now that the world has finally caught up with the joys of thrift shopping, the Olsen twins are finally bringing old clothes to The Row as well. It’s one of the few luxury brands to have jumped into the resale market so far: there’s also Gucci, which has teamed up with TheRealReal to sell pre-loved pieces; as well as Miu Miu, which launched a collection of upcycled vintage dresses. Still, you can bet the list will grow in the months to come.
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