Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen reportedly pulled a Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week by planning a lavish fashion show and party to take place at a château an hour outside of Paris. The problem: the scheduling. The twin’s event for their line, The Row, was scheduled at the last minute for Wednesday evening, thereby conflicting with two French labels showing in Paris — Vionnet and Rochas. According to Page Six, “People would’ve missed seeing those brands’ shows to go see The Row an hour away. Most people would rather see The Row than those two shows.”
Enter: the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode — the party responsible for doing the scheduling for Paris Fashion Week (think: the French version of the Council of Fashion Designers of America), which “warned” editors and other press to stay away from the Olsens’s extravagant evening. Per Vogue Runway, guests included Aymeline Valade, Jeanne Damas, and Sofía Sanchez de Betak. Other guests were Laure Hériard-Dubreuil (a founding partner of the Webster Miami), Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, Jon Neidich and Alessandra Brawn Neidich, Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, jewelry designer Brooke Neidich, and Denise Schaefer and Dawn Klohs - both of A'maree's.
According to a source of Page Six, the Chambre Syndicale “privately objected to the Olsens’ show suddenly relocating from the U.S. and stealing thunder and editorial eyeballs from French threads — and openly warned top fashion editors of its position.”
Luckily, the twins, who call New York home for their upscale collection, had reportedly planned all along to show their collection to a select group of press on Tuesday in order to avoid a scheduling mishap, and have held that Wednesday evening's show and dinner were, in fact, reserved for friends and loyal clients.