‘Scandal’s’ Kerry Washington learns the red carpet is fun

Kerry Washington, the star of ABC’s “Scandal,” is featured in her first major fashion magazine spread, appearing on the June cover of Elle wearing Marc Jacobs. Inside she talks about adjusting to the red carpet as her career has soared: “I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.” The magazine is due out May 21. [Elle]

Ottavio Missoni, founder of the fashion house that bears his name, died Thursday at age 92. [New York Times]

Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore notes the irony of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Held Monday to launch the exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” the scene featured “every entitled celebrity on the planet gathered in the name of punk, an anti-fashion, anti-establishment movement of working-class heroes,” Moore writes. [Los Angeles Times]


Kim Kardashian is embracing her pregnancy curves, wearing a bikini on a family vacation in Mykonos at the end of April. And of course a photo has ended up on the cover of Us magazine. Kardashian has been the subject of even more than the usual scrutiny of her every fashion choice during this pregnancy, but this bikini shows off her confidence -- among other things. [Us]

Part of Isabella Blow’s wardrobe is slated to go on display in November at Somerset House in London. The show is being organized by the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, and will showcase about 100 pieces purchased by Daphne Guinness after the legendary Blow’s death in 2007 to preserve the fashion editor’s legacy. [WWD] (subscription required)

Saint Laurent has opened its largest boutique, on the Avenue Montaigne in Paris. [WWD] (subscription required)


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