Gladiators everywhere are ecstatic for the long awaited season premiere of Scandal. In addition to Thursday’s premiere, we are pleased to announce that Scandal and Saks Fifth Avenue are becoming a twosome ; the fashion forward store is joining forces with the series on a multi-platform (in-store, on-screen, and online) collaboration to celebrate the show’s star and style icon Olivia Pope ( Kerry Washington). If you are a Scandal fanatic and a fashion buff ,this is an ultimate dream come true. The collaboration is set to launch at an event this coming Wednesday- at the New York Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store. The store’s infamous windows will feature installations created by both Kerry Washington and Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo, that include pieces from favorite designers of Olivia Pope–(think Donna Karan meets Giorgio Armani.) Olivia’s infamous line from the show, “It’s handled,” will also appear on the store’s windows. Similar installations will be recreated at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Beverly Hills, CA and Chevy Chase, MD. If you are nowhere near any of these Saks locations, fear not, you can still follow along with the campaign on social media.
Lyn Paolo stated that she was thrilled to work with Saks on this collaboration, “Fashion is such an integral part of the show and for Kerry and I to have had the opportunity to play a part in the creation of the iconic Saks windows is a dream come true, and a truly wonderful creative experience on every level. SAKS and SCANDAL…BRILLIANT!” Adam Sanderson, Senior Vice President, Franchise Management, Disney/ABC Television Group added, “Partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue is a great way to give fans a taste of fall fashion inspired by the looks of ABC’s Scandal. The series has created a fashion obsession for fans who love the styling of the characters, especially Olivia Pope, who is Washington D.C.’s most fashionable fixer.”
WWD.com reports that there may even be a signature Scandal clothing line in the works with retail outlets like The Jones Group and Ann Taylor, but no official plans have been set. We'll be on the lookout for more news; for now ,we’re looking forward to this week’s premiere.
[It is rumored that both Kerry Washington and Scandal creator, Shonda Rhimes will be in attendance at this Saks kick-off event.] Can’t wait!
Check out Season three of Scandal this Thursday at 10 pm, on ABC.