Kerry Washington On Olivia Pope's Style

Kerry WashingtonHow would you describe Olivia Pope’s style? How is it different from your personal style? Kerry WashingtonI would describe [Olivia Pope] as the modern day power dresser. We wanted to kind of re-envision the women’s power suit because you don’t have to look like a man to be powerful. So, it’s a pantsuit, she clearly wears the pants literally and figuratively, but it’s also really feminine. There’s a waist to these jackets, there’s peplums, there’s details, embellishments, buttons that are very feminine, so that’s kind of the look of Olivia Pope. For me, I think we have a lot of similarities. I would bring a lot of my fashion sensibility when we were developing the look for the character, but I think I certainly tend to have a more casual look and I play a lot more with colors, patterns, and silhouettes. [Kerry Washington by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Limited Scandal Collection]
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