The Limited collaborates with Scandal so you can dress like Olivia Pope
If you ever managed to wrest your eyeballs from Kerry Washington’s pristinely beautiful face, you may have noticed something else about the TV drama Scandal: Olivia Pope is one snappy dresser. And a new collaboration between ABC’s hit show and The Limited thinks you should be too.
Called “a cast member in its own right,” Olivia Pope’s wardrobe is chock full of haute names like Burberry, Armani, and Prada, all in the ultra classy black, grey and white palette of the most polished Washingtonian. (Ed: And nary a spilled drop of red wine! How does she do it?!) For those of us who aren’t Olivia Pope, The Limited’s Scandal collection aims to help emulate the look without the price tag or the anxiety-inducing dry cleaning bill.
The 42-piece collection is a collaboration between The Limited’s head of design Elliot Staples, Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo (who, if you’ll recall, also curated Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship’s October window displays), and the lady herself, Kerry Washington, and is set to hit stores and online in late September. Ranging in price from $49 to $248, the collection hopes to make Pope’s “sophisticated professional” style much more accessible.
“People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible,” Washington told WWD in a recent sit down,”because not everybody can afford to have the clothes they see on the show.”
It could also be just the thing to bring The Limited out of the mall and onto the much more refined masses.