Want to dress like 'Scandal's' Olivia Pope?

Fans of ABC's political drama “Scandal” can now look like Olivia Pope, the show’s crisis manager main character, played by Kerry Washington.

The Limited will release the Scandal collection this fall, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Although Washington can often be spotted in designer duds on the series, which is set in the nation’s capital, the Limited Scandal clothes will reportedly range in price from $49 to $248 when they debut in September.

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The Limited CEO Diane Ellis told the fashion trade journal that the women’s clothing chain’s typical customer can relate to Washington’s character: “She’s dealing with crisis, scandal and a life that is very complex and challenging, not maybe to the extent [as Olivia]. I don’t think our typical client is having a relationship with the president. But she’s dealing with her own version of complexity and juggling a young family at home and perhaps a career. The appeal is at the same time she always looks fabulous.”

Washington said of the new collection, “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.” 

The 37-year-old actress is an ardent supporter of President Obama, but said in an interview that she keeps a distance between her personal political views and her job.

“I don’t do my political work as a quote-unquote celebrity or somebody in the public eye,” Washington said. “I am involved politically because we live in a democracy and we all as Americans have the right and the responsibility if we choose to be involved in that way. I do that work in my personal life even though it can get confusing because the show takes place in Washington and deals with politics. My politics are very separate from the show. I mean, Olivia Pope works for a Republican.”

 

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