Through branding deals and DVDs, DualStar helped make them two of the wealthiest little girls in show business. But in 2012, Mary Kate and Ashley announced that they had retired from acting to focus on their fashion careers. Their priority was The Row, a designer label they co-founded in 2006. It was a smashing success with high-end fashionistas. In 2012, the duo received the Womenswear Designer of the Year award from the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America.