Kerry Washington Lands her First Major Fashion Magazine Cover/ Elle June 2013



The star of Scandal graces the cover of Elle's June 2013 issue.
This is Kerry Washington's first major fashion magazine cover, although she's previously posed for publications like Women's Health, Essence, and even shared a cover for Elle's Women In Hollywood issue in 2012. Washington tells Elle, "I'm the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don't get to ask for more."

 The star, who poses on front of the pub with her signature pretty pout, wears Marc Jacobs short shorts, cropped cashmere cardigan, and bra by Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture on the cover. ""I am truly honored and sooooo excited about this month's cover," she tweeted Tuesday morning.






On her current success: "I'm the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don't get to ask for more."
Jacket by Giorgio Armani, $15,625, at Giorgio Armani stores nationwide. Shorts by Levi's, visit levi.com. Diamond necklace by Piaget, at Piaget stores nationwide, call 877-8-PIAGET or visit piaget.com.



When asked if as a girl she thought she'd ever consider modeling or becoming a film actress: "I was not that girl.  I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic."
Skirt, $5,900, earrings, belt by Balmain, collection at Bergdorf Goodman (NYC), Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Crewneck by A|X Armani Exchange, at select Armani Exchange stores nationwide, visit armaniexchange.com. Pumps by Christian Louboutin, similar styles visit christianlouboutin.com.

On getting red-carpet ready: "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."

Skirt by Tom Ford, $8,670, at Tom Ford (NYC, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills). Shirt by Blk Dnm, at Blk Dnm (NYC), call 212-966-6258. Brooches from Beladora.com, $9,750. Ring by Piaget, $31,000, at Piaget stores nationwide, call 877-8-PIAGET or visit piaget.com.





For years she's been Hollywood's best-kept secret, an actress who could give daring performances in blockbusters and indies alike. Now, with a hit TV show and a rare comic turn in theaters, Kerry Washington is finally settling into the star she’s always been.
On the career Washington thought she'd pursue: "I imagined I'd be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I'd figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people."
Embroidered tweed jacket, Giambattista Valli, price on request, visit capitolcharlotte.com. Cotton denim shirt, Blk Dnm, $190, call 212-966-6258.

Kerry Washington's June 2013 Elle cover.