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Friday 22 August 2014

Kerry: Dior's so feminine

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington looks to Dior for clothing that oozes feminine confidence.

The actress stars as high powered alpha female Olivia Pope in her hugely successful political drama Scandal.

Creating the right look for her character is something she feels is vital.

“On my TV show Scandal, I work very closely with the costume designer to build my character Olivia Pope’s wardrobe. We rely heavily on Armani, Prada and Dior for strong feminine style,” she told British InStyle magazine. “I don’t think you need to dress like a man to look like a powerful woman in the workplace.”

While her Scandal role requires a groomed professional wardrobe, Kerry says it’s not always like this. In her big screen part in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, getting ready was decidedly less glamorous.

“Before they call action on Scandal the crew picks every tiny piece of lint off my clothes so my character looks pristine,” she continued. “When I filmed Django Unchained, they threw dirt on me in between cuts! Playing such diverse roles is what I love about acting.”

Kerry doesn’t need to fake red carpet confidence. She knows what suits her and her own style so enjoys the whole process of getting camera ready.

“I don’t usually get nervous before red-carpet appearances. When it comes to clothes, I try to make decisions I feel good about,” she stated.

"The Giles gown I wore to the London premiere of Django Unchained, I fell in love with it instantly. Dressing for the red carpet is a creative endeavour, working with a team to achieve the final look is fun."

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