Celeb Style: The Year in Kerry Washington

The Scandal starlet's incredibly stylish moments of 2013.

Celia L. Smith Dec, 11, 2013

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Kerry kicked off 2013 in a series of super stylish red carpet looks while globe trotting for her Django Unchained premiere. In pure parisian-chic fashion, the actress wore a Rochas bustier gown covered in florals during her France stop.

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Washington makes glam red carpet moments look effortless. In a Giles floor-grazing gown at the London premiere of Django Unchained, the actress looked ready to be whisked away on horse and carriage.

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Occasionally Washington takes fashion risks and this moment was one of them! At the Django Unchained premiere in Rome, the actress arrived daringly in a print mix and ruffle concoction by Peter Pilotto.

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Even Kerry Washington's minimal moments on the red carpet are wow-worthy; and her second Django Unchained premiere in Rome called for a cut-out Prada dress, naturally.

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The actress is no stranger to donning a nude number. At the Django Unchained premiere in Berlin, Washington made this demure Louis Vuitton midi dress look anything but boring.

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While everyone was decked in floor-length gowns at the Golden Globes this year, Washington took the road less traveled in a crystallized Miu Miu dress that showed her sheer beauty.

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The sassy starlet arrived at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards in a lace Marchesa LBD. Washington usually shies away from black on the carpet but this was a number she couldn't pass up.

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We can't think of anything prettier than a pastel ball gown and this Oscar de la Renta lace selection at the 44th Annual NAACP was simply sweet.

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Kerry Washington's matching Giambattista Valli Couture dress and Bottega Veneta shoes at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards is a tricky trend to pull off, but the actress did it boldly.

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When all else fails go back to black. Kerry Washington did exactly that at the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner where she so elegantly wore a satin bustier Jason Wu gown.

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The Miu Miu gown that Kerry Washington sported to the the 85th Annual Academy Awards was so stunning that the actress added this beauty to her closet as a personal keepsake.

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The White House Correspondents Dinner called for conservatively chic measures. Kerry Washington kept it stylishly, black tie appropriate in a Wes Gordon gown with a clean ebony bodice and lace motif skirt.

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Kerry Washington is always a sight to behold on the red carpet. This time around at the MTV Movie Awards, the actress sported a marigold high-low design by Michael Kors with Roger Vivier pumps.

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The actress clearly has a penchant for clean, bold statements. Jason Wu's canary gown was a shining moment for Washington at the 2013 Council of Fashion Designer Awards.

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This royally-chic purple Prabal Gurung dress on the Late Show with David Letterman was one of the highlights of her year. The unusual combo of a peplum, florals, and sheer panel was pulled off fabulously.

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Kerry Washington killed the competition at this year's MET gala, wearing a silk purple Vera Wang gown with a tulle train. The leather gloves were perfectly punk –– appropriate for the night's theme.

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The actress has mastered the art of looking angelic, especiallly in this lace laze-cut Giambattista Valli dress and white Christian Louboutin pumps.

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Kerry may have missed out an Emmy, but she certainly won the award for Best Dressed of the night in this ethereal Marchesa gown.

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The fashionista celebrated her ELLE Magazine cover (with supermodel Iman) in a creamy one-shoulder cocktail dress by Lanvin that was simply dramatic.

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Only Kerry could look this splendid in a simple Calvin Klein LBD and leopard Louboutin pumps.

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Follow Kerry Washington's fashion lead and she'll never steer you wrong; her Giambattista Valli contrast-pattern paisley and wild lined dress says it all.

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Kerry Washington takes a break from filming to attend the Alexander Wang show in a white structured peplum top, matching skirt and lace up pointed pumps by the designer. She's definitely front-row ready.

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Washington hits the big apple in a stunning shade of red that's so New York.

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The Scandal star keeps it coy in a polka dot fit-and-flare Vince Camuto cocktail dress, her signature stiletto designer: Christian Louboutin and a croc embossed Nancy Gonzales clutch at Samsung Galaxy at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event.