HISTORY

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Complete Met Gala Fashion History

The sisters have been attending the Met Gala since they were freshmen at NYU, and always manage to steal the show.


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2005

The sisters attended their first Met Gala at 18. The theme was “The House of Chanel,” but Ashley wore Oscar de la Renta, while Mary-Kate opted for vintage.


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2006

For the “AngloMania”-themed exhibit, the pair wore Badgley Mischka.


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2007

That year, the theme was “Poiret: King of Fashion,” and the pair walked separately. Mary-Kate wore a black feathered gown from Lily Et Cie by Rita Warnick.


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2007

Ashley Olsen, meanwhile, contrasted in a white gown fit for a Grecian goddess.


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2008

For the “Superheroes” edition, the Olsen twins wore Diane Von Furstenberg gowns with Louboutin heels.


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2009

For “The Model as Muse” theme, Mary-Kate Olsen wore vintage Christian Lacroix.


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2009

Ashley Olsen, meanwhile, opted to wear a gown from their own brand, The Row.


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2011

After a year off, Ashley Olsen returned in 2011 in a Dior gown for the Alexander McQueen-themed exhibit.


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2011

In a rare embrace of color, Mary-Kate Olsen went for a fiery red Givenchy gown.


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2012

Mary-Kate came solo for the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit, and wore The Row.


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2013

Although the theme was “Punk,” Ashley once again opted for Dior, this time in a soft orange.


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2013

Mary-Kate wore vintage Chanel couture while carrying a Balmain coat.


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2014

The twins returned to walking together in 2014. They both wore vintage, from Chanel and Gianfranco Ferré.


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2015

The theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” but the Olsen sisters both opted for black vintage numbers from John Galliano’s run at Dior.


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2016

The theme was “Manus x Machina” and the sisters wore vintage that seems to have never been properly identified.


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2017

Once again, the sisters wore outfits from so deep inside their vintage collections that the designers weren’t publicly identified.


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2018

For the “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit, Ashley’s metallic gown was vintage Paco Rabanne. Mary-Kate’s black dress was from The Row.


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2019

For the “Notes on Camp” Met Gala, the sisters once again opted to coordinate in vintage leather looks from Chanel.


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