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The AVENUE A-List: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

Monday, October 24, 2011

from the pages of AVENUE’s October issue…

The Most Influential New Yorkers of 2011

In New York, creating a “short list” of the most fascinating, powerful people

that make this city whirl and twirl is no easy feat. But once again we’ve done it—and narrowed down the names to a broad mix of personalities, many whose impact extends beyond the five boroughs. Some are mainstays, some are rising stars—whether they’re altering the skyline or a hemline—these people are the ones on top. Bottom line.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

dualstar duo

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have come a long way since their days on Full House. As owners of DualStar, a company that produces TV shows, movies, video games, magazines, etc., and with flourishing clothing lines (The Row, Elizabeth and James and Olsenboye), these 25-year-old billionaire twins are seemingly unstoppable. Recently, the stylish sisters have taken on the World Wide Web by designing and merchandising a line of chic T-shirts on StyleMint.com. On top of all that, the pair just announced they would be Creative Directors of Superaga North America, a footwear brand based out of Italy.


Back on the Bilboquet

Philippe Delgrange and Ronald O. Perelman open a new restaurant reminiscent of the old Le Bilboquet


The Spectacle of The Damned

The Park Avenue Armory's latest updates a classic look at wealth and fascism


A Toast to MOSS

Despite what they've said about him, our columnist lauds two friends