Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have gone a very different route with The Row 2014 look book. Rather than ascribing to the cult of youth that is prevalent in the fashion industry, the Olsen twins employed a very mature range of women to model their latest collection. In fact, the youngest model is 39-years-old, while the oldest is the fabulous 65-year-old fashion-editor-turned-cosmetics-maven Linda Rodin.
Beyond taking a stance against the blatant ageism in the industry, the decision to use mature models reflects the timelessness of the line.
The progressive pre-fall collection is particularly significant, considering the fashion-forward twins are planning to open their first store in Los Angeles this summer. I applaud the Olsens for throwing caution to the wind and proving the ageless elegance of their collection.