Kerry Washington, Limited teaming on ‘Scandal’ collection for fall

Kerry Washington of "Scandal" has teamed with the show's costume designer and the Limited on a capsule collection.
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“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo have teamed with the Limited on a capsule collection inspired by Olivia Pope, the savvy crisis manager Washington plays on the ABC hit series. The collection is due in stores for fall, and you’re likely to see pieces from it onscreen in Pope’s wardrobe. [WWD]

NBC’s Matt Lauer nabbed an interview with fashionable Brit Pippa Middleton on Wednesday. It’s scheduled to air on “Today,” which is billing it as her “first-ever television interview,” on Monday and Tuesday. [Today]

Juicy Couture, which is closing all of its existing stores, plans to replace them with new concept stores in “high-traffic” locations, including spots in Los Angeles and New York. [Newsday]

Jalil Lespert’s biopic “Yves Saint Laurent,” which opened in limited release in L.A. this week, depicts the legendary fashion designer as “childish, petulant and selfish,” says reviewer Gary Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times, while his business partner and onetime lover Pierre Berge -- who supported this particular film and provided archival Saint Laurent clothing for costumes -- “often emerges as the more intriguing persona.” [Los Angeles Times]


Alexa Chung is collaborating with denim purveyor AG Adriano Goldschmied on a 20-piece capsule collection. [The Cut]

The Hudson’s Bay Company has pulled a T-shirt off shelves after the slogan on the front -- “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” an old Kate Moss quote -- caused an uproar in a Twitterverse concerned about eating disorders. [Hamilton Spectator]

The Zoe Report announced via news release Wednesday that the first offering in its new Zoe Collective program -- a capsule collection by Jennifer Meyer -- sold out in 24 hours.

Eyeglass company Warby Parker announced that it has hit the 1-million mark in the number of pairs distributed to those in need through its Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.

Sarah Jessica Parker reportedly has signed on to make a pilot for a TV show about two investigative journalists. [Buzz Feed]

Nikki Durkin posted a blog about the work that went into her startup, 99dresses, and the agony when it failed. “Most startups fail, and yet this industry doesn’t talk about failure nearly enough. I’d encourage anyone who has failed to write about how it felt,” and to share the stories with her, she said, adding she may write a book about failed startups.