Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Cover 'Elle UK' April 2012
Here’s what the 25-year-old designers had to share:
M-K, on their plans to expand into retail: “It’s about being creative, but having a bigger vision for that creativity. For a designer to be successful nowadays, they need to know much more than just design. [Tom Ford], his career is astonishing – the way he’s been able to do everything he has wanted to do and really not compromise at all. From fashion to film, it’s such a singular vision.”
Ashley, on not trusting others to run their businesses: “We are perfectionists. We’ve always wanted to be closely involved with everything, totally hands on – that’s why it works. If we step away, it stops working. I know it sounds controlling, but that’s how it has to be.”
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