ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are the pinnacle of what, apparently, has been the year of sisters in fashion, according to respected trendsetters Vogue Magazine. The twins are on the front of the December issue of the publication, being featured inside alongside eight other sets of female siblings including Kate Middleton and sister Pippa, Beyonce and Solange Knowles among others. It's led the magazine's fashion news director Mark Holgate to exclaim, "It's been a year of sisters."
Talking to Reuters, Holgate paid tribute to all who'd been featured in the latest issue but reserved special praise for the 25 year-old Americans, saying the decision to put them on the front cover was "kind of a no-brainer", and going on to add "are there any more chic, stylish, cool, and original sisters than Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? They are incredibly stylish".
The Olsens deserve plaudits for evolving from childhood stars, darlings of the Disney channel back in the 90s, to successful business women and fashion icons in their own right as 20-somethings. Though the path hasn't always been straightforward, with Mary-Kate finding herself in rehab following an eating disorder in 2004, Holgate has agreed that they've been a success, saying "Look at what they've done with (their fashion labels) The Row and Elizabeth and James," said Holgate. "They are legitimate fashion forces."