Kerry Washington was on hand at The Beverly Hilton hotel to accept the guild’s Spotlight Award for her stylish and groundbreaking role on “Scandal”.
While receiving the honor, the actress paid respects to her show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, whom she credited with helping her navigate her real-life pregnancy in 2016. “I told Shonda I was pregnant and then Shonda told me that Olivia Pope was not going to be pregnant,” she reminisced. “I panicked. ‘How in the world am I going to hide this bump? How in the world am I going to maintain that Olivia Pope walk while I’m waddling down a hallway?’”
“I could do it because of Lyn,” Washington reflected. “There were no maternity clothes out there, but she took those beautiful couture Armani pants, cut out the front and replaced it with a panel of growing materials that held my daughter…and held her and held her. I still waddled, but I waddled well-dressed.”
Washington went on to thank Paolo and all costume designers for “giving us a safe place to get naked, creatively and emotionally and physically.”
For the award ceremony, Kerry wore a black Dolce & Gabbana dress embellished with red roses from the Spring 2018 collection. She kept her make-up simple with bronzy eyes and red lips. She also kept her accessories at the barest minimum with 2 rings and gold hoop ear-rings.
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