Elziabeth Olsen: I'm 'Never' Going to Become a Designer

09/10/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Elizabeth Olsen
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Elizabeth Olsen is only making time for one show this Fashion Week — can you guess whose it is?

“I won’t be doing too much,” she told PEOPLE Wednesday night at the launch of Yoko Ono’s Swarovski collection in New York City. “But I’m obviously going to go to The Row show.”

Though she has an in with the designers — big sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley — she still has a hard time deciding what to wear. “It’s funny because [The Row] is more casual, but it makes me even more anxious because I’m the sister.”

Luckily, she has a closet full of chic threads. “I’ve been wearing [my sisters’] hand-me-downs and designs since I was 5,” she shared.

Olsen has come into her own as a burgeoning style icon in the past year, stunning on red carpets and at film festivals all over the country. And though she’s happy to play dress-up, she doesn’t have any design aspirations.

“I would never want the responsibility of putting stuff out there for other people,” she admitted. “I think it’s the most brutal business that exists.”

But she’s proud of her sisters’ work — and doesn’t take any credit for their success. Asked if she’s ever inspired them, she replied, “Absolutely not! They’re always so many steps ahead of everyone, I think.” Tell us: Which Olsen’s style do you love the most?

–Reporting by Carlos Greer


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