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Kerry Washington Tops Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List

1 Aug

Kerry Washington is the cover star of the August issue of Vanity Fair and she also features in the new September issue of the magazine as she tops their International Best-Dressed Poll. Taking over from last year’s winner Kate Middleton (who has probably been occupied with other matters recently), Washington continues to have an excellent 2013 as she is taking both the acting and fashion world by storm. Olivia Pope has helped raise Washington’s profile as Scandal has become one of the most talked about shows thanks to the fast-paced plotting, twists, strong performances and the incredible costuming. It helps that Washington’s style on the red carpet is just as striking as it is on Scandal; sometimes opting for the Olivia Pope monochromatic look and also embracing bold and bright colors that Olivia’s wardrobe does not feature. 

Here are a few of my favorite red carpet appearances by Kerry Washington this year and as you can see she likes to take risks with color, patterns and style. The Michael Kors yellow train dress from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards might not be to everyone’s tastes but I think it’s the right side of daring fashion and Washington pulls it off without looking overwhelmed by it.

In Wes Gordon at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Actress Washington arrives on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington

In Miu Miu at the 2013 Oscars 

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In Marc by Marc Jacobs at the Entertainment Weekly/ABC 2013 Upfront Party 

Kerry Washington Upfronts

In Michael Kors at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards 

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In Giambattista Valli at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 

Kerry Washington Independent Spirit Awards

For more Scandal coverage head here.

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6 Responses to “Kerry Washington Tops Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List”

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  1. Out of the Box: Look of the Week | TV Ate My Wardrobe - August 9, 2013

    […] a boat) but thankfully this unlikely pattern pairing works. Kerry Washington likes to dabble in a variety of styles on the red carpet and this is why I could write endless red carpet posts about her; she never […]

  2. Out of the Box: Look of the Week | TV Ate My Wardrobe - September 6, 2013

    […] great thing is that none of the editorials look similar and this is something that is reflected in Washington’s red carpet choices; there is always variety. Olivia Pope has her defined uniform of white tailored pieces with […]

  3. TV Costume Designers and Impacting Fashion | TV Ate My Wardrobe - September 19, 2013

    […] especially now that star Kerry Washington is covering major fashion magazines and landing on every best dressed list. Lyn Paolo has done an excellent job not only with Olivia Pope’s wardrobe, but with each […]

  4. Emmys 2013: Red Carpet Highlights | TV Ate My Wardrobe - September 23, 2013

    […] if my expectations weren’t so high I would like this fine, but considering all of the other exquisite dresses she has worn this year it doesn’t quite hit the mark. It does fall into the Olivia Pope color […]

  5. Scandal 3.1 “It’s Handled” Costume Review | TV Ate My Wardrobe - October 4, 2013

    […] of catching up with Scandal, talking about Scandal, predicting what Olivia Pope might wear and admiring what star Kerry Washington has been wearing we can finally talk about the season 3 premiere. This […]

  6. Out of the Box: Look of the Week Best of 2013 | TV Ate My Wardrobe - December 27, 2013

    […] has been the year of Kerry Washington as she has dominated Scandal, magazine covers and best dressed lists; she is also the person who has featured the most on “Out of the Box.” Flare is one of […]

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