Kerry Washington once again teamed up with The Limited‘s head of design, Elliot Staples, and Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo, to design more sleek power suits, chic outwear and tailored separates inspired by Olivia Pope.
“What’s most exciting about the spring collection is that we were inspired by the fans’ reactions to the line,” Washington told HuffPost Style. “Lyn, Elliot and I were constantly discussing the responses we saw on social media about what people were loving and gravitating towards. That direct fan and consumer response really informed the new pieces of the spring collection.”
Thanks to the Scandal “Gladiators” The Limited will include looks from other members of the cast.
“We’re introducing three fantastic looks inspired by the other women on the show,” Washington explained. “Mellie, Abby and Quinn each have a signature style and it’s fun to offer the fans something that reflects those characters as well.”
Looks from the 78-piece collection start at $44.95 (tops) to $198 (jackets) and will be available in stores and via TheLimited.com on February 13.
On Tuesday, February 3, shoppers were allowed to pre-shop the new collection with a special event held at the Glendale Galleria in California. While shoppers were meeting with Lyn Paolo and Elliot Staples, they were treated with a special surprise: Kerry Washington.
The 38-year-old actress held an impromptu meet and greet and even posed with some of the models rocking pieces from the collection. The blogosphere went crazy because Washington didn’t wear clothes from the new line. (Gasp!) Instead, the star wore a polka dotted frock from Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring 2015 collection, matching Sophia Webster “Mika” pumps and a cute purse by Roger Vivier.
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