Is Lizzie Olsen refusing to wear Olsen designs since she’s so famous now?

Elizabeth Olsen

Here’s some photos of Elizabeth Olsen promoting Silent House in March while wearing two different outfits from The Row, which is the highest-end line designed by her older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley. In the above photo, she’s wearing a felt jacket and matching trousers from The Row while departing Sirius Radio studios; and below, Lizzie is wearing a black dress from The Row paired with a Chanel jacket. I’m going to such lengths to point out that Lizzie is clearly sporting frocks from The Row because a story in this week’s Star claims to have talked to a family pal who says Elizabeth is refusing to wear The Row now that she’s all famous and stuff.

Naturally, Lizzie hasn’t promoted anything since Silent House, so she hasn’t been on the red carpet lately. In fact, she’s been quite busy shooting Very Good Girls with Dakota Fanning for the past few months, and all of a sudden this silly Star story pops up out of nowhere:

Elizabeth Olsen

Sisters always fight over clothes — and the Olsens are no exception! “When Ilizabeth first started out she always wore Mary-Kate and Ashley’s fashion lines,” says a family pal. “But now that Elizabeth is famous, she’s wearing other lines.” And friends wonder if a sartorial smack-down is brewing between the twins, 26, and their little sis, 23.

While a rep for the family denies it, a source says their mom has had to tell the girls to stop arguing over who’s wearing who.

Only this A-list clan would feud over not borrowing each other’s clothes enough!

[From Star, print edition, September 3, 2012]

First off, Elizabeth is still a budding indie star and has always (at least, since she had her breakthrough last year in Martha Marcy May Marlene) worn The Row for some of her low-key promotional duties. However, she has made a habit of wearing other designers — including Emilio Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, and Antonio Berardi — while attending premieres and higher-profile events. To me, this just seems like she wants her acting career to rest upon her own merits instead of making it all about a fashion show for her sisters. That makes sense, right?

For whatever reason, the tabloids have made a pesky habit of attempting to pit the younger Olsen sister against the twins. First, they made up stories about how Mary-Kate and Ashley were both totally jealous of Elizabeth’s acting success, which was refuted by the twins themselves. Then there was that story that Lizzie was living in squalor and refusing help from her sisters, when in reality Elizabeth merely lives in a tiny NYC apartment that’s identical to most NYC starter places.

Such stories will likely continue, but I remain convinced that Lizzie just wants to make it on her own and without climbing up on the backs of her sisters. There’s nothing wrong with that, and I bet Mary-Kate and Ashley don’t have an issue with Lizzie not acting as the unofficial spokesmodel for The Row every time she makes a red-carpet appearance.

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. KellyinSeattle says:

    She looks like Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Not her face; her clothes…..the outfits or horrible. Id like to see some of her “work”, though. The Olsen’s like older men; maybe she can meet a 30 year old.

  2. Jackie O says:

    that jacket/trouser outfit is gorgeous.

    as much as i don’t want to admit it, The Row has some fabulous clothes.

  3. RocketMerry says:

    Well, very few people would wear them anyways, so…

    Joking, of course, but not really. If you got famous and righteously so, wouldn’t you want to wear Chanel, Valentino or the likes?

    Also, after basically destroying their poor little sister’s nose by making her do so much coke she needed a rhynoplasty, I’d let her wear whatever she wanted. Tsk. (Source: BlindGossip, and I do believe this one)

  4. KellyinSeattle says:

    Again, both outfits look ridiculous…the one a bad material/colour/style, the second one, I think i wore it while I was student teaching! The frumpier, the better was the call….

    • geekychick says:

      The dress is hideous. Totally frumpy sack. I have a similar, orange one (but shorter, so it’s a cute sack dress) from H&M for 5 euros, same material. I mean, come on. And the suit? You can find it in every second-hand shop, the whole package for 10 euros. Ridiculous. The impression I get from Olsen sisters line is that it’s designed for truly rich hipsters who never heard of a bazaar but they want to be cool. I mean, these kind of velvet jackets are less than 20 cents on my local bazaar. And they are usually in superb condition (bc only 1% of the people who bought them actually wore them; velvet is great in theory, not such a win in execution).
      If you’re gonna go retro, go real retro, not this early 90ies and frumpy eighties mess.

  5. Naye in VA says:

    The first outfit is hot. If I could suck it in a bit more, I’d totally wear it.

  6. Sam says:

    I dont think I’ve ever seen three sisters look as similiar as they all do. (I know Mk and Ashley are twins, but they’re separate eggs)

  7. ella says:

    Grrrh, what I’d give for a free life-time supply of The Row…

    I like this Lizzie girl. I haven’t seen any of her movies yet but she seems like a decent person, trying to make it on her own.

  8. yellowshaba says:

    I like her. She’s not just a pretty face, she can act. On the plus side she seemed to not catch the troll gene her sisters got..sorry, they are trollish looking to me

  9. Talie says:

    She is a good advertisement for them…she wears those clothes well.

  10. Sioux says:

    I hate those stupid Olsen trolls and their furs and their skinny bones and their lecherous old men.

    THIS Olsen I like. Seems down-to-earth. And she doesn’t starve herself or trade on her name. She’s gorgeous, obviously, but she’s also talented, and I hope her future roles reveal that.

  11. Roma says:

    Wow, that certainly looks like a rebuilt nose.

  12. This girl is gorgeous, I just think she glows. Has a massive dollop of talent too, which always helps inner beauty shine through.

    If I had access to The Row clothes, I’d be a happy little sweet potato. Their ‘Elizabeth and James’ line also has some really beautiful stuff. Oh to be rich/famous/gorgeous/talented/have free access to awesome clothes!

  13. IrishEyes says:

    I LOVE that suit! I think it’s velvet though, not felt. I could be wrong.

  14. Jules says:

    That is definetly a re-built nose (LOL!)…that Blind Item is absolutely horrific. I can’t quite place it, but, something about this young woman that I just don’t like. I think she’s a good not great actress…perhaps that it?..way too much praise for just one film. Also, I can’t stop staring at her nose and thinking about that blind item, it’s distracting and gives me the creeps.

  15. amanda says:

    Do MK & Ashley wear The Row exclusively? I don’t understand why their sister would be expected to only wear their designs.

  16. Mita says:

    If anyone has had a nose job its MARY-KATE! Shes trying to thin her wide nose into a narrow nose like Lizzie’s, Lizzie has always had that stub of a nose. Goggle younger pictuers of her & youll see. Shes the only Olsen who doesnt have a flat squished nose. I always thought they had different fathers.

  17. Jill says:

    she obviously cannot dress herself. Despite not wearing her sisters homeless chic clothing, she still manages to dress in similar tacky styling. Go figure.