Between them, Mary-KateThe Mandalorian Kuiil I Have Spoken shirt . and Ashley Olsen have made 27 Met Gala. appearances—not one of them camp. (Mary-Kate came solo in 2012.) If there were a yearbook for the event, the sisters might be named “Best Met Theme Rejectors.” Just as they are making their own way in the industry, so they have never bent their looks to the occasion, which makes them exemplars of personal style.When Mary-Kate and Ashley haven’t chosen to wear black or white, they’ve brought major boho vibes to the red carpet. Many of their most memorable moments, though, have involved vintage.
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