Saks Fifth Avenue Partners with 'Scandal'
department store will celebrate Kerry Washington's signature style as
Olivia Pope on ABC's hit drama with a kick-off event at the New York
flagship on Oct. 2
If you were hoping to dress like a stylish Washingtonian without having to endure a 21-hour Senate speech, now you can.
Fifth Avenue is partnering with ABC's Scandal to celebrate
Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington's signature style with a
multiplatform collaboration that will take place in stores, online and
onscreen. The department stores and Scandal will kick off the
collaboration with an event on Oct. 2, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.Saks
Fifth Avenue's New York flagship will feature a window installation
curated by Washington and Scandal's Emmy-winning costume designer, Lyn
Paolo. The display, which will also be re-created at Saks locations in
Beverly Hills and Chevy Chase, Md., will showcase designers whose
fashions are worn by Washington's character Olivia Pope, including
Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Carolina
"I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work
with the Saks team in bringing the Scandal characters to life in their
windows," said Paolo in a statement. "Fashion is such an integral part
of the show and for Kerry and I to have had the opportunity to play a
part in the creation of the iconic Saks windows is a dream come true,
and a truly wonderful creative experience on every level. Saks and
Scandal ... brilliant!"
The celebration will take place a day before Scandal's season-three premiere, which airs Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.