Designers of the Year: The Olsens!

Stylish stars like Katie Holmes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Conrad and more couldn't get enough of Mary-Kate and Ashley's designs from their two labels, Elizabeth and James and The Row. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN

MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN
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The designing duo meet up to launch their contemporary line Elizabeth and

James at Selfridges in London. The sisters also produce a high-end line called The

Row, which focuses on luxe basics.

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ASHLEY OLSEN

ASHLEY OLSEN
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The star proves to be her own best model for Elizabeth and James, turning up

at the Sex and the City premiere in the line's pants.

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LAUREN CONRAD

LAUREN CONRAD
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While the reality star has a successful clothing line of her own, she's made plenty of room in her closet for Elizabeth and James this year – from MTV upfronts to

nights out in L.A. to fashion parties.

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE
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The star finds the perfect match for her boho style in this Elizabeth and James patchwork dress.

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BEYONCé

BEYONCé
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Elizabeth and James hits the big screen, as the superstar slips into their

patterned blouse while filming Obsessed.

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RIHANNA AND KARINA SMIRNOFF

RIHANNA AND KARINA SMIRNOFF
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Some of the Elizabeth and James pieces – including this $765 feathered blazer – found multiple famous fans.

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KATIE HOLMES

KATIE HOLMES
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But it's not all about Elizabeth and James – Holmes takes to the streets

of N.Y.C. in a white T-shirt from The Row in August.

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GWYNETH PALTROW

GWYNETH PALTROW
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The Oscar winner also selected a white T-shirt from The Row, which Ashley is said to

be more involved in designing.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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The country star rang in 2008 in her sequined Elizabeth and James dress,

which was inspired by one of Mary-Kate's vintage finds.

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HEIDI KLUM

HEIDI KLUM
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The Project Runway host fell in love with Elizabeth and James's

sequined tunics, sporting three of them in less than a month!

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VANESSA HUDGENS

VANESSA HUDGENS
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They even do LBDs! The High School Musical 3 star is sophisticated and cool in her draped black dress at a Teen Vogue party in Los Angeles.

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LEANN RIMES

LEANN RIMES
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The country singer picks out a classic piece from the Elizabeth and James

line – her slim black pencil skirt.

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AMANDA BYNES

AMANDA BYNES
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The Hairspray star shows off her flawless figure in a curve-hugging black sheath from Elizabeth and James at an N.Y.C. premiere.

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RIHANNA, CASSIE AND AMERIE

RIHANNA, CASSIE AND AMERIE
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Who knew a feather vest could be so versatile? These songbirds flock to the

Elizabeth and James plummage-laden topper.

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