I’ve adopted her as a godmother to me in fashion because she’s the one who first took me to the shows in Paris, she’s the one who’s always treated me like a designer when she reviewed my collections and told me the truth about what was right and what was wrong. She’s one of the most ambitious, most talented, most driven people I’ve ever met.
Ashley Olsen, who began her career as a 9-month old on Full House in ‘87, has been dubbed a fashion designer, actress and entrepreneur – becoming CEO of Dualstar, along with her twin sister, at just 18. Although, of all Ashely’s career paths, we all thought fashion was her true calling when she successfully established luxury brand, The Row, in 2006, and began co-designing at Elizabeth & James with Mary-Kate.
However, at just 23, it seems that ambitious Ashley may be looking for a new direction in life: “In the fashion world everyone is just really looking out for themselves. I don't know if I'll be designing this collection forever. A couple of years from now, I'm sure I'll want to do something else, and I'm not going to shy away from that. What if I just want to be an artist, or if I want to go back to acting? Which is not in the cards, but what if I wanted to do that?” says Ashley.
Well, shorter than his kneecaps, anyway. The newly crowned winner of the CFDA Swarovski Award for up-and-coming womenswear designs, Alexander Wang, showed a bit of leg at the ceremony and later at The High Line's Opening Summer Benefit presented by Calvin Klein.
Does model Dree Hemingway's date meet your standards?
Tory Burch won last year's CFDA Award for Accessory Designer of the Year, so this year's ceremony should be a bit less nerve-wracking. In a gold-and-blue asymmetric gown, does she have your vote? And - for her - more importantly, what about that gold clutch?