July 25, 2014

The Fixer Fashion: Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” Clothing Line On The Way

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Remember Olivia Pope’s white trench coat? Well, you can have that look and more because Pope’s signature look is coming to The Limited.

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and the hit drama’s costume designer Lyn Paolo have developed a new fashion line for the retailer inspired by the Shonda Rhimes’ series.

The collection is set to debut in stores and online on Sept. 22 and marks the first design collaboration between a national retailer and a top-rated network TV show, its costume designer and the show’s star.

Kerry Washington

“By creating a line inspired by the show, we are introducing a collection that embodies the elegance and power of the Scandal aesthetic for real-life gladiators and everyday fashionistas,” Washington said in a statement. “The collection is a nod to our devoted fans, to fans of fashion and to women everywhere who are inspired to boldly pursue their passions and look good while doing it.”

Paolo added: “The whole team took great care in creating a collection that reflects Olivia Pope’s unique style. We believe the collection tells a story of confidence and professional sophistication as well as maintains a strong feminine point of view.”

The fall collection, The Limited’s first Hollywood collaboration, includes tops, pants, jackets and outerwear, with prices starting at $49.

“Our collection evokes the striking and aspirational style that has become synonymous with the Scandal brand and its heroine, Olivia Pope. Bringing a quintessential neutral palette together with soft feminine color, the collection is outfit-driven while remaining easy to mix and match — creating effortlessly modern and powerful looks,” said Limited head designer Elliot Staples. “Olivia Pope’s signature wardrobe is well represented by tailored wide-leg trousers, separate jackets with strong lines & signature trims, chic feminine blouses, and heroic outerwear pieces. Our plaid round-collar cape seamlessly translates television to reality and captures the true essence of the consistent sophistication and style that Olivia Pope represents for confident women everywhere.”

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