20.05.13

Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli – Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Presents an Evening with ‘Scandal’

Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli  - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Presents an Evening with 'Scandal'

Joining her ‘Scandal’ co-stars, Kerry Washington attended the show’s Season Two finale event, hosted last week by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

The actress, who generally impresses with her sartorial sense, hit a slightly less inspiring note in her Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 dress.

While the blushing hue of the frock was fresh, the shapeless, boatneck silhouette of the design fell flat on this glowing occasion, which saw the cast treat guests to a ‘table read’ of the ‘Scandal’ finale script.

The dress’s wilted bow at the waist and the rumpled, creased fabric didn’t help matters. Kerry may be able to make a burlap sack look good, but this look was really testing the theory.

A nip and a tuck—and an iron—were all this sporty-chic frock needed.

If I ignore the dress, I like the styling here—from the bracelet clutch to the sparkling statement ring to her beauty look. I don’t even mind those rosy-nude platform Lanvin heels, although they did precious little to pump in volume. Her Lanvin ‘Partition’ camera bag was an inspiring choice.

It seems like Kerry may have toned down the red highlights in her pretty long bob, and the blunt bang has made its return. Her makeup was radiant, too. Now, she just needed the outfit to match.

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12 Responses to Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli – Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Presents an Evening with ‘Scandal’

  1. Yeliz May 20, 2013 at 14:09 #

    The dress look so cheap and unflattering, I can’t believe it’s a Valli dress. The shoes are boring, but I love the clutch and her hair and makeup.

  2. Christine May 20, 2013 at 14:19 #

    A boring and unflattering look. Love her hair and makeup on this occasion.

  3. Sherrie Golden May 20, 2013 at 14:31 #

    Dull. This is a flop for Kerry. She is a beautiful lady. This dress has too much air space. I looks sloppy on her. Pale pink is a rich color it should worn crisp!

  4. Sherrie Golden May 20, 2013 at 14:36 #

    Dull. This is a flop for Kerry. She is a beautiful lady. This dress has too much air space which makes it look sloppy. Pale pink is a rich color and should be worn crisp.

  5. Godiva May 20, 2013 at 14:40 #

    It looks like the dress is a size too big.

  6. kane May 20, 2013 at 15:16 #

    I can save myself by just looking at the close up, but overall this is quite a spectacular flop by Kerry’s standards.

  7. Marybeth May 20, 2013 at 15:31 #

    I have always suspected that Kerry Washington could look beautiful even if she grabbed a cheap dress out of the bottom of a laundry hamper and threw it on backwards.
    Now we have scientific proof of my theory! :)

  8. Moxie May 20, 2013 at 15:33 #

    Looks like a pink gunny sack (burlap bag), and fits about as well as one.

  9. Dhppy May 21, 2013 at 00:01 #

    This looks dangerously close to the “She’d look good in a burlap sack” line. But, at least she does. So that must be nice.

  10. EmmaWoodhouse May 21, 2013 at 02:56 #

    SHE is beautiful. The dress is a mess. If she’d worn a fitted cobalt sheath I’d be gushing.

  11. Shanon May 21, 2013 at 05:11 #

    There is nothing wrong with her dress its cute and classy she was sitting on a stage reading a paper not at a strip club people. Not every woman needs to have a dress skin tight showing off every curve to impress a bunch of reporters. Kerry has class and respect for herself this outfit was appropriate for the occasion

  12. Ana May 22, 2013 at 20:29 #

    That dress looks like a paper bag.I don’t really like her style as much as everyone else seems to do.

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