In an interview with Net-A-Porter’s magazine, The Edit, the confessed that they became obsessed with fashion at an abnormally young age—as young as when they were on Full House!
“[On Full House], we’d be in six-hour fittings three times a week because we had to wear 12 different outfits,” Ashley told the mag.
As the magazine reveals, those threads were made by op designers—like Marc Jacobs and Chanel—and were altered to fit their tiny frames.
However, it was the customization that made the girls interested in fashion.
“We were designing clothes for ourselves as we were so petite,” Mary-Kate said. “So I think that is when we became obsessed with fit, and now the obsession has become a profession.”
As fashion designers, the girls have launched several labels—everything from a line for Wal-Mart when they were young, to Elizabeth & James, their top-selling contemporary collection inspired by their vintage taste.