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Kerry Washington launching Scandal clothing line

1 of 1 Kerry Washington is to launch Scandal clothing line
Kerry Washington is to launch Scandal clothing line

Scandal star Kerry Washington has joined fashion forces with The Limited to create a clothing collection inspired by her alter-ego Olivia Pope.

The 37-year-old actress has teamed up with the Capitol Hill based drama costume designer Lyn Paolo and The Limited's head of design Elliot Staples to create a clothing collection based on Olivia Pope's signature looks. 

Speaking to WWD Washington said: ''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.

''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.''

The landmark deal marks the first time a US retailer, a leading network show and its flagship actress have launched a clothing collection.

Diane Ellis, The Limited's chief executive officer, said: ''Her character represents a confident, powerful, but real and kind of vulnerable woman. Our sophisticated professional can really relate to that.

''She's dealing with crisis, scandal and a life that is very complex and challenging, not maybe to the extent [as Olivia] ... The appeal is at the same time she always looks fabulous.'"

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