Few mainstream TV shows have garnered as much attention for their wardrobes as "Scandal." Leading lady Olivia Pope, played brilliantly by Kerry Washington, has garnered die-hard fans who love not only her no-nonsense personality, but also her style -- many who perhaps wish they could incorporate some of Olivia Pope's badass-ness into their work clothes. And now they can.
ABC, Kerry Washington and "Scandal" costume designer Lyn Paolo have partnered with mall chain The Limited on a collection inspired by the Shonda Rhimes drama and Pope's aesthetic, specifically. It's pretty unusual for a show's lead actor to be a part of such a collaboration but, as Paolo has told us, Washington is obsessed with fashion and plays a big role in the creation of her character's look, which hinges on cream and neutral-colored wide-leg pants, feminine yet confident blouses and statement-making belted coats.
Most of Pope's wardrobe comes in at a pretty high or "aspirational" price point -- Paolo pulls a lot of Armani and Valentino -- and "Scandal"'s first fashion collaboration was with luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue on a window display. But with The Limited collection, the Olivia Pope aesthetic becomes more widely accessible. Expect affordable versions of her signatures, including a plaid round collar cape, priced between $49 and $250.
The collection will bow in The Limited stores and online in late September, just in time for the show's fourth season.