Human pashminas Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have officially opened their very first boutique, for their label The Row, in New York.
The crypt store is a brownstone located in the cold sunlight of Manhattan's Upper East Side, at East 71st Street, and was designed by French artiste Jacques Grange.
by François Halard, for VOGUE
In an interview with Vogue, the former womb-mates elaborated on the long process that went into bringing the store to life, emphasizing how important its aesthetics were, with Ashley stating:
Yes and no. We knew the feeling that we wanted, and we knew what we loved of Jacques's signature pieces, whether it's the wall finishing or the floors or the upholstery. But I think as soon as we went to the people in Paris where we started picking out the fabrics, it totally opened my mind to the idea of using color in another way.
The chat also provided us with perhaps the greatest Olsen twin quote/general quote of all time:
When prompted with the profound sensory difference between interacting with a designer in person and online, Mary Kate said this:
I've never purchased anything online.
I've passed away. Please preserve my corpse in a glass case in the Olsen twins' boutique--preferably standing upright.