Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen working on ‘Influence’ fashion book featuring artists and designers



Twin actresses Mary-Kate, left, and Ashley Olsen pose for the press prior to the presentation of the Spring-Summer 2007 ready to wear collection by British designer John Galliano for French fashion house Dior in Paris, in this Oct. 3, 2006 file photo. The Remy de la Mauviniere, The Associated Press

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK – The Olsen twins are hoping to spread a little “Influence.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are working on a coffee-table book about fashion, titled “Influence,” that a division of Penguin Group (USA) will release in the fall.

According to a statement issued Wednesday by Penguin, the book will include “exclusive photographs of Ashley and Mary-Kate from world renowned photographer Rankin, and a wide variety of other never-before-seen materials and interviews from Mary-Kate and Ashley’s personal collections.”

The 21-year-old actresses will be writing about photographers, artists and designers including Bob Colacello, Terry Richardson, Jack Pierson and Christian Louboutin.

“Mary-Kate and I have filled ‘Influence’ with the most interesting, challenging, creative people we know – the ones who helped pave the way for us and our generation,” Ashley Olsen said in a statement.

“Ashley and I interviewed the people who have inspired us, with the hope that they will inspire and teach others,” Mary-Kate Olsen said in a statement.