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Washington talks Scandal collection

Kerry Washington has enjoyed being involved in creating The Limited Scandal Collection.

The actress stars as Olivia Pope in the ABC political thriller series and is known for her wide legged trousers, chic blouses and signature outerwear. Now the fans of the show can recreate the look thanks to The Limited Scandal Collection, which Kerry had a major role in creating.

“People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible because not everybody can afford to have the clothes they see on the show,” the 37-year-old told WWD. “It’s been really fun to have a voice at every stage of the production from picking buttons, choosing fabrics and weighing in on hair and makeup people.”

Kerry joined forces with the shows costume designer Lyn Paolo and The Limited’s head of design Elliot Staples to produce the collection. They were constantly in touch with the Django Unchained actress via Skype, e-mail, FedEx shipments, texts and face-to-face meetings.

“Being an actor who has worn fashion and being somebody who is a fixture on red carpets, I have been able to pull from every level of my experience, including working with magazines,” Kerry added.

The mother-of-one is just as stylish as her on-screen counterpart. Kerry regularly hits the top of the best dressed lists on the red carpet and she puts it down in part to the fact that she doesn’t just stick to one designer.

“Personally, I have tons of favourite designers,” she said. “I don’t gravitate toward any one designer because I think of fashion as the costume of the everyday woman. The Armani house was one of the first ones to dress me. Jason Wu is a dear friend of mine, as is Tory Burch. I am a big fan of Alexander Wang.”

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