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PETA is ripping fashion designer duo Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for using animal pelts to create their latest backpack, which retails for around $17,000.

That's not a typo.

“What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for with shock value,” the animal rights group said in a statement regarding the pricey accessory.

PETA Hates Olsen Twins

PETA protesters (seen here in 2008) have gone after the Olsen Twins for years.

The backpack is a patchwork design made of various animal furs, a fact that has PETA livid with the twosome to the point of bitter name-calling.

"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin - or somebody wearing one of their new totes," the group continues.

PETA calls on consumers not to purchase the products "which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals" or anything by the Olsens.

Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen, who jointly run The Row, captured the Womenswear Designer of the Year honors at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June.

They should probably be on the lookout for paint can assaults.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turn 26 years old today ... which will totally make anyone who remembers them on Full House for freaking ever ago feel old.

Following their acting debut as infants, the twins appeared together in a variety of TV, film and video projects throughout their child and teenage years.

Through their company Dualstar, the Olsens branched out into fashion and have become some of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry.

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

You gotta respect Mary-Kate and Ashley for becoming such moguls, if nothing else. The birthday girls work hard. Because we gotta ask ...

Olsen Twins: Who'd you rather ...

 

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At the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards Monday night, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won the 2012 Womenswear Designers of the Year award.

For their work on their own line, the Row, obviously.

Johnny Depp was also lauded for his personal style, though just one night after rocking with The Black Keys at the MTV Movie Awards, Depp opted to sit this one out.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

The 48-year-old Dark Shadows star wasn't present to accept his Fashion Icon award, so his friend and Cry-Baby director John Waters accepted on his behalf.

The night belonged to the Olsens, although Olivier Sarkozy, who is reportedly cozying up to Mary-Kate of late, was not on hand to support his girl. Oh well.

Here's a look at some of the big fashion winners from the event:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, French president Nicolas Sarkozy's younger brother, are dating. It's a new relationship, but a legitimate one.

"It's true, they're dating, and she's definitely interested in him," an Olsen insider tells Us about her new romance with the 42-year-old Frenchman.

Though Olsen and Sarkozy are seventeen years apart (Olsen is 25), the source says their difference in age suits her just fine, as she's so mature.

MKO and NO

"MK is constantly complaining about boys not being mature enough for her," the source explains. "She got the kids out of her system."

"Now being a businesswoman dominates her time, and she is rarely impressed."

Page Six broke the news of the fashion designer's newest fling on Wednesday morning; a source tells the paper the pair have together for a month.

They're "head over heels" too, apparently.

The once-divorced Sarkozy split from his last girlfriend, Stella Schnabel, in March ... On April 25, Sarkozy and Olsen attended a Knicks game together.

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Nate Lowman have been together a long time, and have maintained a relatively low-key, seemingly stable relationship. Impressive.

It's over now, though.

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The actress-design mogul confirmed her split from Nate Lowman, Us Weekly reports, quoting their rep saying, "No, they are not [together]. It’s been a while."

That settles that.

Nate Lowman had a good run as Mr. Mary-Kate.

Olsen and Lowman began dating in 2008 after meeting through mutual friends. There were rumors he got her pregnant and in late 2009 that they got engaged.

Neither happened.

Last year, her rep told Us that celebrity gossip rumors that the two are engaged were "untrue." Not only that, they possibly were not together at all then. Oh well.

Here's wishing both the best in their return to the dating scene.

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A ring buried in a box of chocolates. A popped question over a romantic dinner in Paris. A tearful acceptance and applause from a moved crowd of diners.

That sounds great, but despite recent celebrity gossip reports, it did not actually take place between Mary-Kate Olsen and her boyfriend Nate Lowman.

Olsen, who has been dating Lowman since 2008 after they met through some mutual friends, is neither engaged nor preparing a prenup with her love.

"Even though this information continues to be reported as 'fact,' the stories regarding Mary-Kate being engaged are not accurate," Olsen's rep said.

The actress-design mogul and her beau, who was rumored to have gotten Mary-Kate pregnant last December, recently attended Paris Fashion Week.

But no marriage plans, at least not yet. The only engagement she has on tap is to star in Beastly, alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Hudgens.

Nate Lowman has no plans to be Mr. Mary-Kate Olsen. Yet.

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Following an evening of incredible fashion at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last night, we've been matching up celebrities in a series of fashionable face-offs.

And no relationship is safe from this competition!

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Gossip Girl co-stars Leighton Meester and Blake Lively were pitted against one another earlier in the day... but that's nothing compared to the match-up below!

Sisters Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen were spotted on the red carpet, each at her thin, unfashionable best. Compare the siblings below and then vote in our poll:

Who looks better?

 

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What a year for plastic surgery. Despite having achieved fame and fortune already, many celebrities just can't resist going under the knife. Just look at this guy!

What a freak. But here we're focused solely on 2008 and some of the best (and worst) unnecessary surgeries performed on stars in the past 12 months.

Jessica Simpson, Huge Cleavage

Leading the way - and following in the talentless, surgery-loving footsteps of little sister Ashlee - is our girl Jessica Simpson. Her gigantic boobs may be all-natural, but no way that schnozz is. Absolutely none. Girl had that thing shaved down.

Look at two sets of Jessica Simpson pics from 2008 (left) vs. before ...

We rest our case. Follow the jump for the full rundown on our next subjects - featuring one more nose job and a ton of lip-injecting madness ...

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Skinny star Mary-Kate Olsen has sparked rumours that she is expecting her first child after her weight shot up to a practically-obese 102 pounds.

A source tells the National Enquirer:

"Mary-Kate has been looking a lot rounder recently. It is good she has put on weight, because she previously suffered from anorexia, but a lot of people think she could actually be attempting to hide her pregnancy."

Mary-Kate Olsen has been dating artist Nate Lowman since early this year and is said to have been inspired to start a family by her friend, Heath Ledger - who told her that becoming a father was the most rewarding thing he had ever done.

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A source added: "Mary-Kate really took Heath's words to heart. She wanted the same kind of fulfillment in her life that Heath found in his after becoming a dad."

But is she really pregnant by Nate Lowman, or are we jumping the gun based on her consumption of the occasional cheeseburger? What do you think?

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Hey, at least they only need one chair and are doing their part to conserve the world's food supply. We should be lauding these skinny celebrities as humanitarians.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Mischa Barton cozied up at the landmark Grand Opening of Atlantis, the Palm Resort, and the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Mary-Kate Olsen, Mischa Barton

She may not be ordering many burgers, but Mary-Kate finds new boyfriend Nate Lowman delicious. Mischa hasn't swallowed anything since her Cisco Adler daze.