Kerry Washington gives Runway a hint of scandal
NEW YORK (AP) - There was a glamorous whiff of scandal - make that Scandal - at Project Runway on Friday, with Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington making an appearance as guest judge for the reality show's season finale at New York Fashion Week.
Washington, who plays a wily political strategist in her red-hot series, is a fast-growing fashion luminary as well - a development she described as an "occupational hazard," though a happy one.
"I've had to learn about fashion because as an actor, it's such a huge part of the marketing," Washington said in a pre-show interview, dressed in a flouncy floral Stella McCartney dress. "I'm the daughter of a professor, and an A student, and I approach it as a student. I do my research. I stay informed. I communicate with the designers."
Washington joined regular judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen at the Lincoln Center tents to watch eight final contestants display their wares. But actually, there remain only three finalists.