Twins be definitely Twinnning!
This year, the CFDA awarded Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen the award of the Accessory Designer of the year.
But the twins humbly took their award and quicly reminded us of the tragedy that happened to their employee and friend, last month in New York.
During the twins’ acceptance speech Ashley addressed the audience, which included Anna Wintour and Rihanna saying:
"We would like to dedicate this award to a dear friend of ours and a great fashion designer that we lost this year. His name was James Ott and he was a dear friend of ours and a very big fan of all of you."
Following a six-week search, Ott’s body was found on May 9 in the East River, close to Pier 4 in Bushwick, Brooklyn – the neighborhood in which he had resided. He was 31 years old.
This week, following the Olsens’ CFDA speech, several of Ott’s former co-workers and friends posted a YouTube video of the address to Facebook, calling it ‘beautiful.’
The designer’s initial autopsy report released by the New York City Medical Examiner on May 11 was deemed ‘inconclusive.’ Further investigations into the cause of his death are currently underway.
Jay Ott was Fashion Designer who previously had worked for the Olsen Twins.
The Olsen Twins, both wearing almost identical black outfits dedicated their award to their friend
Jay Ott, who was found dead few weeks ago after been missing for 2 months.
We pray for Jay's friends and family and congratulate Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for receiving the Award of Accessory Designer of the Year!