Kerry Washington Lands Costume Designers Guild Honor


Kerry Washington is to be honored by the Costume Designers Guild for her awareness and appreciation for costume design.

American actress Kerry is a regular on both the big and small screen, but it’s her role as Olivia Pope in TV show Scandal that has seen her emerge as a fictional style icon. She’s also a style trailblazer in real life, and regularly wows on the red carpet in quirky and colorful wardrobe choices.

She’ll pick up her spotlight prize at the 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards on 20 February (18) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“The spotlight award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of Costume Design,” the Guild said in a statement.

Lily Collins went home with the award last year, with Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett also previously winning.

Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo shared her delight at 40-year-old Kerry’s recognition.

Kerry embodies style and elegance, and is a true fashionista,” she gushed. “Her appreciation for design, as well as her creative spirit, have made working with her over these seven seasons an absolute joy. She has been an integral partner in evolving her character through the art of costume, and her love of costume as a storytelling device is more than evident in her body of work.”

Oscar nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston, director Guillermo del Toro and jeweler and metalworker Maggie Schpak will also be picking up prizes at the glitzy awards ceremony next month.