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Kerry Washington for ELLE US by Dan Martensen


Scandal‘s star Kerry Washington takes the cover story of American ELLE Magazine‘s April 2016 edition lensed by fashion photographer Dan Martensen. In charge of styling was Samira Nasr. For the session Kerry is wearing selected looks and accessories from designers such as Shinola, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, De Grisogono, Verdura, Altuzarra, among many others.

This moment was so important because it created a language around women being able to protect themselves. The behavior that Anita Hill described was going on in a lot of offices throughout the country, and most people didn’t think they were doing anything wrong. But this created awareness around that and around the need for women’s voices to be heard in our public spaces, both testifying before Congress and sitting on the committee. It really was such a huge cultural shift.” – On the importance of the events that inspired ‘confirmation’ (Olivia will star in and is also executive producer of HBO‘s Anita Hill biopic, Confirmation)

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