Mary-Kate Olsen's Style Retrospective

Take a look at the budding designer's best red carpet outfits yet.

Plus, see our cover shoot with Mary-Kate and go behind the scenes of the shoot!

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August 4, 2010 7:00 AM
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Gold tiered dress
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January 2006

The star emulated the red carpet with shiny apple stilettos and a tiered gold getup at the 2006 Golden Globe after-party in Beverly Hills.
Black lace gown
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May 2006

Bronzed and bright-eyed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York City, Mary-Kate paired her full-length black lace gown with oversized sparkling cuffs and a white feather clutch.
Red and cream dress
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August 2006

Ever the bohemian, she heated up the Teen Vogue Global Warming Dinner in Los Angeles by wearing a belted red and cream cover-up with matching manicure.
Sequin mini dress
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September 2006

Mary-Kate loves those minis! The designer dared to bare some leg in a short striped sequin frock and mixed bangles at the Olympus Fashion Week after-party in New York City.
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December 2006

Along with a plumage purse, shoulder-skimming wrap, and sheer corset top, Mary-Kate rocked a messy retro braid at the announcement of the charity collaboration between Dolce & Gabbana and Penélope Cruz to benefit The Art of Elysium in Los Angeles.
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January 2007

Draped in plunging metallic and swathed in her signature fur, Mary-Kate's milky skin and translucent updo were the real focal points at the Golden Globe after-party in Beverly Hills.
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April 2007

While making a Starbucks run, the trendsetting twin donned a baggy plaid top, a fringed tote, and two-toned platform wedges in New York City's West Village.
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May 2007

Shaggy chic! Mary-Kate made a serious statement in a raven-colored gown and pointed gothic belt at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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July 2007

The star offset a basic blue shift dress with a waist-cinching snakeskin accessory at a Showtime event in Beverly Hills.
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August 2007

Going gothic? Mary-Kate paired a sinfully low V-neck cotton tee and skirt with a belly-button-grazing cross at the premiere of Showtime's Weeds.
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February 2008

If her goal was to go unnoticed in head-to-toe black while at the Giambattista Valli Fashion Show in Paris, it didn't work. Her half-tinted sunglasses and gem-studded clutch kept her from fading into the background.
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June 2008

The twin's summery pastels worked from day to night with coal-colored peep-toe pumps at a screening of The Wackness in New York.
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September 2008

Mary-Kate stepped out in leather leggings and a navy blazer at the Stand Up for a Cure event in New York City's Madison Square Garden.
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November 2008

When in Dubai! While in the United Arab Emirates, the designer fit in with local fashion by dressing up in a sarong-style draped dress at the grand opening of the Atlantis resort.
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December 2008

Mary-Kate stayed warm in a black trench and leopard-printed scarf at a screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in New York City.
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February 2009

En route to Los Angeles, Mary-Kate sported skinny jeans and toted her travel essentials in a black, grommet-base bag.
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March 2009

Mary-Kate dressed down in a brushed bronze trench with contrasting teal tote at a cocktail reception for the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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April 2009

Bold in blue! At the launch of the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection, Mary-Kate balanced basic black with a studded belt and saturated purple-blue jacket.
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May 2009

Mary-Kate got the royal treatment in the bare-shouldered, tinsel-toned gown at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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November 2009

Turning away from the paparazzi's camera flashes while entering the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the leopard-printed star shows that she matched her jewel-toned peep-toes to her magenta lips. Fierce indeed!
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February 2010

Prim and polished in shimmering tulle with sea-toned accents, Mary-Kate's minidress took her to new heights — as did her taupe shoes — in London.
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April 2010

The star rocked dark-wash skinny jeans, a Kelly green blazer, and a retro leather satchel bag while at a restaurant opening in New York.
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May 2010

Mary-Kate put on one of her favorite patterns, leopard print, and baggy black trousers at the premiere of Holy Rollers in New York.