09 November 2016: Mary-kate Olsen and sister Ashley Olsen attend New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets game at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Ashley Olsen has confirmed her rumoured romance with financier Richard Sachs.
The 30-year-old could not keep her hands or her lips off the art dealer, 58, as they watched the New York Knicks face off against fellow local team Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The pair – who were only romantically linked less than two weeks ago – were on a double date with Ashley’s sister Mary-Kate and her husband Olivier Sarkozy. Mary-Kate and Olivier were also putting on a loved up display with the pair kissing and giggling like high school love birds. While Mary-Kate and Olivier got tongues wagging back in the day about their age difference – they are 17 years apart – but Richard more than a decade on Olivier.
The couples were not seated together in their private box, but whenever they came up for air from their kissing sessions they did try to chat over the noise and across the stairway separating them. Ashley seemed to be really enjoying her night with Richard and spent most of the game leaning against him and stealing kisses whenever she could and it was not just a peck here and there, at one point her older beau romantically reached up and pulled her face towards his for a big kiss.Ashley may have been inspired to continue to try to date up a few decades by her sister and Olivier.The couple, who married a year ago, are clearly very much in love. While there may be 17 years between them, there was no space between them as they watched the Knicks managed to hold back the Nets 110 to 96.Ashley obviously feels she has found someone she thinks is pretty special now that she is bringing her around her twin. Page Six was first to report there may be something going on between The Row designer and the art collector after they were spotted at a spin class together on October 28.They had been photographed walking around the Hamptons a week prior. Richard is said to be divorced, and lives in New York, St. Barts and Malibu.He is not her first foray into dating a man of vintage from the art works, with Ashley briefly dating George Condo, 58, while prior to that she was with the CEO of Oliver Peoples CEO David Schulte, 47.
BoF Exclusive | The Row Names David Schulte President
NEW YORK, United States — American luxury label The Row has added a new executive team member to its roster.
David Schulte will join the company, co-founded by co-ceos Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in 2006, as president, effective immediately. He arrives from the Los Angeles-based, Luxotica Group-owned Oliver Peoples, where he has served as president and chief executive since 2006.
“The Row has a distinctive culture, aesthetic and independent spirit that I am completely aligned with,” Schulte, who will be based in New York, told BoF. “I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”
The news comes on the heels of several important steps in The Row’s business trajectory, including the opening of its first New York retail location in May 2016 — joining its Los Angeles location — and the introduction of its first menswear collection in late October 2016.
“We believe that David’s experience and innate sensibility for the brand will help manifest The Row’s next level of global growth,” co-chief executives Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen told BoF in a joint statement.
Indeed, the label’s critical acclaim — including two CFDA Awards for Womenswear — along with wholesale and retail commercial success has positioned it as a leader in American luxury, indicating there is more to come.
Congratulations to both Mary-Kate & Ashley!