Friday 28 July 2017

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen make rare red carpet appearance at NYC ballet event

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend Youth America Grand Prix's 2017 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend Youth America Grand Prix's 2017 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend Youth America Grand Prix's 2017 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs attend New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets game at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Elizabeth, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in Manhattan. Reuters/Andrew Kelly
Olivier Sarkozy and Mary Kate Olsen attend day 8 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Uri Schanker/GC Images)
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen pose on the winners walk at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs attend New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets game at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

They are of two of the most recognisable women on the planet, but Mary Kate & Ashley don't court the spotlight.

The former child stars turned fashion designers (30) are worth an estimated $100m and since they moved on from Hollywood, preferring to keep their head down in New York City and only attend red carpets on select occasions.

The stylish identical twins, who are behind designer label The Row, made an increasingly rare red carpet appearance to support the ballet at an event for Youth America Grand Prix, also joined by Mary Kate's husband Olivier Sarkozy (46).

It marks Ashley's first public appearance since splitting with her banker boyfriend Richard Sachs (58) in March after five months of dating.

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend Youth America Grand Prix's 2017 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend Youth America Grand Prix's 2017 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Last months, the fashion moguls said they find balance with their personal lives by prioritising what's important to them and avoiding social media.

"We don't dive into that whole world [of social media] and we don’t have Facebook, we've never been connected to our fans in that way. We've stayed quite sheltered in that sense," Ashley told The Edit.

Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs attend New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets game at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs attend New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets game at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Mary-Kate echoed her sentiments, saying: "I think we're lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us. We don’t need so much time to sit and think and ponder. But then I have a husband, two step-kids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner."

"I ride horses on the weekends. You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don't have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out and then you’re not productive."

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