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    Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Gave A Rare Interview About Their "Discreet" Lifestyle In Regards To Their Brand

    "That's how we were raised."

    You know Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen โ€” and you know that they're pretty private when it comes to their personal lives.

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sit next to each other at the 2019 Met Gala
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    So it's a bit of a surprise that the famous twins gave a rare interview to I-D about their luxury fashion brand The Row.

    Ashley in a white dress and Mary-Kate in a black dress stand next to each other at the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards in 2018
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    In the interview, Mary-Kate explains that she and her sister were reluctant to be the face of their brand because, in her words, they're "discreet people." She added, "That's how we were raised."

    Ashley, in a long black coat, and Mary-Kate, in a white blazer and black pants, stand next to each other at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2017
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    Mary-Kate also explained that the pair feel "out of practice" giving interviews, while Ashley told the publication about her and her sister's hesitance to put themselves front and center when it comes to their fashion brand.

    Ashley and Mary-Kate, both dressed in all black, holding their Accessory Designer of the Year Award together in 2019
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    "We didn't want to be in front of it, we didn't necessarily even want to let people know it was us," Ashley said. "It was really about the product, to the point where we were like, who could we get to front this so that we don't have to?"

    Mary-Kate, in a black coat, and Ashley, in a black dress, arrive at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2018
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    "We had just moved to New York," Ashley continued while discussing why they founded the brand. "We were 18 years old and I think what we did know was that we wanted to take that time to take a break from what we were previously doing and to explore things that interested us, and explore what life has to offer..." "Creatively," Mary-Kate finished her sentence.

    Ashley also explained how choosing not to more forcefully represent The Row has driven the ethos of the brand as a whole: "I think, to this day, you'll see we really put the product first."

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at a Lexus event in 2013
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    Read the entire interview here.

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