Last night’s Michael Kors special on E! had all kinds of celebrity cameos with devoted women sharing their love for the designer. The one that struck me the most, though, was what fan Kerry Washington revealed about her relationship with MK.
“He is really supportive of somebody’s fashion evolution and cultivating a sense of style. He’s dressed me for a very long time, when some other designers wouldn’t, and I’ve always been very grateful.” It’s amazing to even think of a day when people wouldn’t be clamoring to have something to do with the woman behind Olivia Pope, but pre-Scandal, Kerry wasn’t as massive of a star (I mean, can you even remember pre-Shonda Thursdays?).
She also revealed a little styling trick that I’m going to start paying more attention to. “Almost every time you see me in a Michael Kors dress, I will often choose to wear my hair back and keep the makeup kind of minimalist because the dress is the moment. It’s all about him and his talent.”
The designer can also count Olivia Pope as a loyal fan, and it sounds like one Miss Washington might be to thank for that introduction.
“I came to New York to do some meetings for the show so that we could be ahead of the game and have access to the clothes before they hit retail. It was a real full circle for me to be able to go see Michael in his offices and be able to talk about what looks we’d want access to early for the show,” she said. “To be able to say we’re going to be able to highlight the clothes on the show in the way you’ve been able to help me be present on the red carpet.” (Watch her talk about it here).