The new season of Scandal premiers tonight! Â Its popularity, fueled in part by its strong African American following, inspired Saks Fifth Avenue to get in on the act! A whole series of mannequins were created and styled after the characters in the series, including Olivia Pope. Take a look at the pics and tell me what you think. Even though the mannequins themselves need to look more like the characters (um could Kerry be more brown please), they are undoubtedly dressed fly…Kerry Washington was the fashion curator of the installation. The pics below are from the Saks in NYC but if you get a chance, roll through and check out the DC version of the installation at the Saks in Chevy Chase, MD. Â Woot! Woot!
You can read the full article on it hereÂ (EURweb.com)
Co-starÂ Darby StanchfieldÂ shared a funny story about how she found out about the promotion: âMy hair stylist on the show said, âUm, babe, we need to cut an inch off your hair because theyâre going to match a wig. I was like, âWhatâs this for? Whoâs making a wig of my hair?ââ
âScandalâ centers on Pope, a crisis management expert in Washington, D.C. She also happens to be having an affair with the president of the United States, played byÂ Tony Goldwyn.
âItâs a D.C. show and itâs a D.C. world and yet it is making fashion statements,â said actress Katie Lowes. âI think thatâs rare and I think obviously itâs being celebrated and Iâm just honored to be a small part of it.â
The mannequins are wearing clothing by designers the show has used likeÂ Giorgio Armani,Â Donna Karan,Â Calvin Klein,Â Michael KorsÂ andÂ Carolina Herrera. Â (I personally think it would have been fly if the mannequins rocked some designers from DC as well)
âScandalâ premieres tonight (Oct. 3) at 10 p.m. EDT. The stars couldnât give away spoilers but did say to expect the unexpected.
âThese writers are not backing down at all,â Washington said with a laugh.
âThere are so many great moments so farâŚ moments where at the (script reading) I couldnât pick my jaw up off the floor,â added Foley.
Saks stores in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Chevy Chase, Md., also have the window displays.
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