One of the most important nights in fashion is well underway, and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's 2019 Met Gala outfits are definitely creating a buzz this evening.
With both ladies wearing similar vintage Chanel leather dresses on the pink carpet, Mary-Kate and Ashley both wore their long hair down in loose waves. Each kept their glam natural for the most part, while still incorporating a bold, smoky eye. The main difference between the two tonight was that while Mary-Kate opted for an all-black frock, Ashley chose to rock a slight pop of color, with yellow accents popping from her dress.
While it's debatable whether or not the pair stuck to this year's "Camp: Notes on Fashion" theme, Mary-Kate and Ashley have long been known to break style rules at the Met Gala. In 2005, for example, when the Met celebrated Chanel, Ashley wore a glittery dress from Oscar de la Renta. Then in 2013, when the theme was "Punk: Chaos to Couture," Mary-Kate opted for a silky, black Chanel number that she wore underneath a vintage Balmain robe, adorned with pink roses and fur trimmings. And the pair arguably paid tribute to that theme tonight with their looks.
It's clear that when it comes to fashion, the Olsen twins are a pair that catwalk to the beat of their own drum. But choosing to showcase their unique style, regardless of the Met's theme, may be unusual for some, but it seemed to have worked out perfectly for the pair. In fact, it's what Anna Wintour expected from guests attending the 2019 gala.
"I think this year's exhibition more possibly than any other is about self-expression and individuality," Wintour shared in Vogue's Go Ask Anna video series weeks before the ball. "What we're all, I think, most hoping to see is something that is outrageous, something that is fun, tongue-in-cheek. So my guess is that we're going to see a very large amount of feathers on the red carpet." But although the twins didn't rock any feathers tonight, they definitely stayed true to their unique style.
While they're in the spotlight tonight for the annual Met Gala, the dynamic duo actually prefers to be behind the scenes, creating clothing through their line The Row, for their clients. "I feel really fortunate to be very close with those women, and they really do dictate where we go season to season," Mary-Kate told British Vogue in early April. “When we design, we’re designing for specific clients. We understand what their day looks like, how and when they travel,” with Ashley adding, “What they’re looking for at a certain time of year, what events come up, their families.”
And don't think just because they got a head start in Hollywood, landing their first on-screen roles at only nine months old, that it means they've had it easy. Luckily, the pair said they can always depend on each other. “There is a lot of pressure we put on ourselves,” Mary-Kate shared with the glossy. “If you want things to be perfect or beautiful, it’s a lot of hard work. Nothing comes easy. That’s just the way we were raised; that’s what we believe is necessary to do something different.”