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'Scandal' teams up with The Limited for Olivia Pope-inspired capsule collection

The 42 pieces from the collection will range from $49 to $248. The items will be available in late September in more than 250 of The Limited's stores across the United States and online.
By Veronica Linares   |   June 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM   |   Comments

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ARLINGTON, Va., June 25 (UPI) -- Scandal star Kerry Washignton opened up to Women's Wear Daily about the upcoming capsule collection that The Limited will carry based on outfits she wears as crisis management expert Olivia Pope on the ABC show.

"People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible because not everybody can afford to have the clothes they see on the show," said the Emmy winning actress.

Washington has become something of a fashion staple both on and off the small screen given her character's clean-cut style and her on point red carpet choices. In turn, she'll be joining Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo and The Limited's head of design Elliot Staples in creating the upcoming collection.

"It's been really fun to have a voice at every stage of the production from picking buttons, choosing fabrics and weighing in on hair and makeup people," she said, adding that she'll be pulling "from every level of my experience, including working with magazines," for her collaboration with the line.

The 42 pieces from the collection will range from $49 to $248. The items will be available in late September in more than 250 of The Limited's stores across the United States and online.

Washington's character will be seen wearing a few of the pieces during the upcoming season of the ABC drama.

The Limited's CEO Diane Ellis said the brand has "a laundry list of about 15 different growth initiatives" up their sleeves, adding that the Scandal-inspired collection helped them realize the company needed to have a greater focus on personal style.

"We had many sophisticated professionals as part of our client portfolio already, but we were perhaps not as focused on that target client. We were a little unfocused on our personal style point of view," Ellis said. "This [Scandal line] has really helped us home in on who she was, what her drivers were to purchase, what is important to her and what her personal style is."

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