Ashley Olsen is back on the red carpet scene, with her boyfriend in tow.
On Thursday, September 23, the 35-year-old fashion designer and former Full House actor attended the YES 20th Anniversary Celebration at The Maybourne Beverly Hills in California. The event paid tribute to Young Eisner Scholars—a nonprofit that, according to their website, “identifies promising students from underserved communities and equips them with the resources, support, and academic skills required for success through high school, college, and career.”
Eric Eisner, founder of YES, is also the father of Olsen’s boyfriend, Louis Eisner. The two made for a chic pair on the red carpet. Olsen opted for an all-black outfit, composed of a black coat and black floor-length gown. Louis kept his outfit classic: black suit jacket and white shirt.
“We were raised to be discreet people,” Mary-Kate Olsen explained in the interview.
“I think that potentially that’s just our aesthetic, our design preference,” Ashley added about their brand The Row’s modest style. “But that doesn’t mean that we don’t also appreciate something truly ornate or maximal. Sometimes a collection even starts quite like that, and then gets pared down. It doesn’t always start from that simplistic place.”
In the interview, Ashley also talked about how she and Mary-Kate were hesitant to attach their names to fashion projects. “We didn’t want to be in front of it, we didn’t necessarily even want to let people know it was us,” she 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?”