Beautiful actress and star of US TV-hit Scandal, Kerry Washington has announced a new clothing line in collaboration with the show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo and fashion store The Limited’s head designer, Elliot Staples – a special new line inspired by Ms Washington’s on screen character, Pope.
The range, which we expect to mean as much business as Pope does in ABC‘s high-flying drama, is set to launch next week on September 23rd, just before the 4th season of the show premiers.
The always immaculately-dressed Ms Washington said of the line;
“We have a show because of our fans, they have allowed us to have a television show so this is like our gift back to them.
There is a little bit of white in this collection… A lot of that Olivia Pope palette of neutral colours: creams and grays, and taupe and white, and then maybe some bold black and white, because that’s a little bit of an Olivia Pope staple as well.”
Fans of Kerry’s character’s wardrobe should look forward to seeing some of the plaid power capes and shawl-collared trench coats that Pope is known to flaunt in the show, which Washington and Paolo have worked on together for “The Scandal” collection.
Costume designer Lyn, explained;
“…This truly has been a collaborative experience for Elliot, Kerry and myself. From fabric choices, to buttons, to models and design, we all had something to say and we all listened to one another so that the vision was executed in a way that we all loved.
The whole team took great care in creating a collection that reflects Olivia Pope’s unique style. We wanted to create a line the professional woman would incorporate into her wardrobe and that fans of the show would be excited to wear.”
The Limited’s designer, Elliot Staples also added;
“Olivia Pope is a style icon. Today’s power generation of women also expect quality.”
The 42-piece collection includes tops, trousers and jackets, with a price range of $49 to $248. Gladiators (followers of the show) and fashion fans alike can shop it when it drops at Limited stores next week, or online here – but for now, see some of the Scandal-inspired collection below;
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