Kerry Washington Covers Glamour; Talks Fashion, Scandal & Her New Marriage

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Successful Hollywood actress Kerry Washington covers the October Fall 2013 issue of Glamour magazine. Things are really looking good for Washington. She’s truly blessed! She is the first African-American female to lead in a network drama in almost 40 years. Her role on Scandal made history and it also earned her an Emmy nomination. Earlier in the summer she got married to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Washington also serves the Obama administration (as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities).

On the cover of Glamour, she gets pretty in a pink Dior dress. Inside she poses in designer brands including DiorDolce & GabbanaBurberry ProrsumChloeChristian LoboutinJimmy ChooLouis Vuitton and more. She also talked to writer Cindi Leive about fashion, Scandal and her new marriage. Below are some highlights:

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Bodysuit, scarf, Louis Vuitton; diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels; bag, Prada; pumps, Jimmy Choo.

I want to ask about fashion too. At what point did it start to be fun, or is it still kind of something you do because it’s part of the job?
It started out as, like, Good-Student Kerry. OK, I’m going to admit this: There were a couple of actresses whom I felt were having the upper hand careerwise—because they knew how to work that red carpet. I was like, “I’m missing a really important tool. If I am the CEO of the Kerry Washington Corporation, my marketing department is really lax.” So I sort of developed a new character: Red-Carpet Kerry.

And the fashion on Scandal is a whole other story. All that white! Did that come from you?
From me and the costume designer Lyn Paolo. And the pants—that Olivia wears pants—that was mine, because I really wanted her to wear the pants in that relationship.

OK, so relationships. In interview after interview, you always use the same phrase: “I don’t talk about my personal life.” I’m curious about the discipline that it requires to be so tight-lipped.
I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine [InStyle Weddings, in 2005, when Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow]. But I couldn’t just turn around and say, “I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.” So I just thought, OK, no more.

You even managed to get married in June without anyone knowing.
Absolutely! I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.

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Dress, Dior.

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Sweater, skirt, Dolce & Gabbana; coat, Burberry Prorsum; ring, H.Stern; bag, Chloe; pumps, Christian Louboutin.

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Dress, Dior; pumps, Christian Louboutin.

Read the full interview at Glamour magazine

Photos Credit: Glamour magazine

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.

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