Kerry Washington for Vogue Italia

Posted on July 13, 2012

Darlings, for your Pretty of the Day, let’s all jet off to sunny Italy, where their Vogue editors aren’t afraid to put a sister in a fabulous high-fashion editorial. Miss Kerry is serving up Diahann Carroll realness here, and you all need to sit down for a second and appreciate.


Kerry Washington is featured in the latest issue of Vogue Italia photographed by Mark Seliger and styled by Arianne Phillips. Hair: Marcus Francis Makeup: Jeanine Lobell.



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  • Sara__B


    • Nancy B. Mauldin

       as gorgeous as she is as a model is that one doesn’t even look at the clothes, because why would you when there’s that face to look at? She is so stunning, it’s

      • Katie Wolf

        Why did you steal @filmcricket:disqus ‘s comment? Don’t do that.

        • Chelle

          This has been happening a lot, maybe to spam a blog or something. I flagged one of them, but I don’t know if that does any good.

  • Sobaika

    Kerry = Killin’ it!

    • Kristin McNamara

      My name is Kerry. I’m so very fly, oh my, it’s a little bit scary. 

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Just thinking that necklace in the second to last photo is a bit big, no? Other than that, bellisima! Love her Nina Zilli-style hair.

  • NC_Meg

    Too fab. I needed that.

  • Amy Ellinger

    LURVE! her eyes are just mesmerizing! 

    love the blue suit with puppydawg shot.

  • Vivi N

    Loves. It.

  • Carla Axtman

    This is an epic overdose of gorgeous. LOVE.

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Stunning, but if she isn’t careful, those poodles will push her in the pool.

  • Evan Hart

    Fucking. Bombshell.

  • filmcricket

    The ‘problem’ with using someone as gorgeous as she is as a model is that one doesn’t even look at the clothes, because why would you when there’s that face to look at? She is so stunning, it’s unfair.

    • boweryboy

      Why is that a problem?  I could stare at her for hours.

      • filmcricket

        That’s why I have problem in quotation marks. Despite what the internet and half the sandwich boards in the English-speaking world seem to think, quotation marks are not for emphasis.

        • boweryboy

          I didn’t mean to get your feathers ruffled.  I meant that jovially, not critically.  I knew exactly what you meant by “problem”.

          Despite ones good intentions, inflection and meaning gets lost and misconstrued on the internet more often than not.

  • Vanja

    She’s looking gorgeous, the clothes are really nice especially the last dress, but I hate the interior of that house. 

  • Tiger Gray

    She is impossibly gorgeous and her eyes are unreal.

  • MilaXX

    She really is serving up Diahann Carroll realness here. Love this editorial, especially the blue flowered suit with the kitten heels.

  • marilyn

    Chic and beautiful!

  • Jill Roberts

    She needs to rock those heavy eyebrows all the time.  Amazing.

  • Coralie Legister

    I’m in love with that last shot.

    • Krisann Gentry

      I’m dying to know more about the dress in that one. Any leads?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Beyond beautiful. Seriously. WERQ.

  • MandyJane

    She is fabulous.

  • Paula Pertile

    Can I have her hair?

    • unbornfawn

      Probably. Looks like wigs to me.

  • jilly_d

    Thought it was Beyonce in the first shot!

    • Little_Olive

      I don’t see that as a good thing…

      • boweryboy

        I second that.  Beyonce wishes….

  • MinAgain

    I love that purple print ensemble.

  • StellaZafella

    DAYYYYUMMMM! In my day, I would have wanted to be her…Gorgeous!
    Now I’d just like to be one of the poodles so I could have her give me little treats and play around that house with her!

  • Denise Alden

    Yowsa!  So freaking gorgeous.

  • skadi1

    Gorgeous. And I love the pompous poodle face in the last picture.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I love the matchy matchy silver ensemble & shoes! Wow, is she gorgeous!

  • Christina Brennan

    Agreed!  She looks lovely.  But what is with all the 60s inspired photo shoots lately?  

  • tinyredlocks

    Pretty for the day? Nope. Pretty for the week.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Possibly the last few weeks. This whole layout is perfection.

  • Judih1

    FAB, but would love to see her own hair in at least one photo

  • lbl

    That first picture is everything.

  • Delysia LaFosse

    She looks fucking fabulous. We should see more of her than we do.

  • Fucking A.

    That last picture is life.

  • kikisayshi

    Just wow. She is stunning.

  • random_poster

    Wow. Wow. WOW!!  Miss Kerry killed it!


    I think that she tends to look so much better under the styling, direction, and (unfortunately) editting of a professional team. She has strong, interesting, distinct features, but the harsh lights of cameras on the red carpet and motion film don’t seem to really do her justice.

    Beautiful shots, by the way.

    • pookiesmom

      I disagree. Red carpet, perhaps, but she looks STUNNING on Scandal. Absolutely gorgeous.


        Admittedly, I have never seen Scandal 😐

  • SapphoPoet


  • Rand Ortega

    Chills. Tears in my eyes. Thank you, Ms. Kerry. Thank you, Vogue Italia.

  • John Hodgins

    That 4th pic is gorgeous.

  • Alisa Vilabrera

    honestly, us vogue take note. 

  • R LM

    That last pic. I am DONE.  Freaking Fabulous.

  • Mary Baumer

     stunning. simply stunning.

  • Introspective

    So happy for her. Shes from my old neighborhood and to see how successful shes become and how true to herself shes stayed while doing it makes me beam.

    And these pics??? Double beam. Just stunning.

  • Patricia Gillett

    So glad you mentioned Diahann Carroll because Kerry is totally working that here. Just stunning! She’s simply beautiful and her hair is a gorgeous retro work of art. Love the glam factor here. The clothes and sets were well-chosen.

  • AC

    gawd i love her!

  • Warrior89

    She is gorgeous.

  • guest2visits

    This is amazing! Even the poodle is giving face by the last shot.  The thumbnail pic is gorgeous.

  • e jerry powell

    Kerry Washington is made of FUCKING AWESOME.

  • jmorino08

    Fierce as shit! I want that black and white dress in the 2nd to last photo… Bad!!!

  • UglyCasanova

    What a beautiful lady.  Love the third shot.

  • Elena

    Love the shots with the dogs!

  • nancymae

    Ms. Washington walked in, dropped the mic , closed the door and shut it down. Frickin’ perfection.

  • Patrick Cleary

    That last dress is to die for, and I know early 60s looks are hot now, but she was born to have this kind of styling.

  • boweryboy


  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Oh. My. Gah.  Astonishing that Kerry.  Bravo. 

  • MzzPants

    How stunning.

  • kcarb1025

    She is infinitely more attractive and better at fashion than Zoe Saldana.

    • PeaceBang

      And they need to be compared because….?

  • frankystein123


  • LinXGUA

    Ohh! … Elegant and feminine. Very, very pretty.
    How gorgeous is she? Especially in the last photo. Superb.

  • Charmella…a DIVA at large!


  • unbornfawn


  • JennaMarieS

    oh my damn she is BRINGING THE FIERCE

  • formerlyAnon

    She is stunning. Her hair and makeup are perfect, most of the clothes are great. And while I loathe to admit it, because I loathe those interiors, they work beautifully, here.  (if my godmother had had a lot more money, her house would have looked like that. Only waaaay more tchotchkes.)

  • Paige Boerman

    Oh, this is fabulous.

  • P. Capet

    fab; the first look is so kicky!

  • quiltrx

    These are great!  I love how they got that “found these pictures in a trunk” patina to the shots.  And she makes a great model.

  • Krisann Gentry

    nvm, found it. Gucci.

  • TieDye64

    Lawd have mercy! When gazing upon that face how could you look at anything else? She is exquisite and this is enough pretty to last me quite a while. Wow, that face really was made to be photographed. Exquisite. 

  • TFLS

    Diahann Carroll is right!  Wow.  Mad Men deserves kudos for it’s continuing influence on fashion.  J’adore the 60’s/70’s vibe here.  Cool beans!  

  • carpediva

    Oh good for you, girl. She is stunning, full stop. (Love the Diahann reference, TLo.)

    And grazie, Vogue Italia.  Bless those Italians and their appreciation of a sister.  As an insecure young Black girl, a trip to Italy at age 15 gave me an ego boost that persists to this day, almost 30 years later!

  • SewingSiren

    The shoud’a had a closing shot in a nurse-y type dress, just for old time sake. But it’s a wonderful layout none the less.

  • Lilithcat

    Serving up realness in more ways than one:

    The quote on the first image reads:  “In this country, we delude ourselves that we live in a post-racial epoch, but that’s a mistake. If the starring role is given to an African-American, the studios are convinced that the film will be seen by an audience that is primarily people of color.  There are very few African-American actors who don’t resent this limitation.”

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Oh thank you for the pretty boys. Gorgeous – 

  • Laura

    Wow, she is SO beatiful

  • bitterk

    She was already small but she seems to have lost weight.  Does wonder for her cheekbones but she is almost unrecognizable.  I had no idea who it was at first.

  • ccm800

    omg THAT POODLE! 

  • julnyes

    So much effin’ fabulosity on display I can’t staaannnnddd it!!

  • Gayer Than Thou


  • SophieCollier

    I’d watch this show!  😀  Seriously, she looks fantastic and that retro style totally suits her.

  • Gotham Tomato

    Wow, she has never looked better (and neither has 1970)! And funny you mention Diahann Carroll because in the black & white portrait it looks like she’s wearing one of her wigs. 


  • Charles Purdy

    I can’t even! Wow. Looking g-o-o-d.

  • Call me Bee

    She is a classically beautiful woman, and these clothes are perfect for her.  Love the first orange look–and the last outfit is stunning.  We used to call something like that a “hostess gown”–meant to wear while entertaining in your own home. 

  • Eva_baby

     I love how each picture looks different from the next.  I love how she looks positively decadent in that second picture.  Seriously, one of the best editorials by an actress I have seen in a long time.

  • RzYoung


  • Tanya Wade

    And to think, Claudine was just on TV yesterday….Even the font is smoking’ in this piece.

  • filmcricket

    The bones of the house are making my mouth water, though – what one can see of them anyway. Strip away all the frippery and you’ve got spacious modernist w/ a pool; or in other words, heaven!

  • Cortney Dean

    Holy crapstacks. Those are freaking fantastic. Brava Vogue Italia, well played.

  • Larkin21


  • Therese Bohn

    Love the 5th outfit, and it’s matching shoes– I know TLo hate matching shoes, but how cute is this?

  • Shawn EH

    She is so beautiful when she isn’t yelling at the President.

  • EEKstl

    Gorgeous.  And I want her hairstyle in that last shot.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    She is lovely.  Those surroundings make me itch.  I am reminded of creepy 1970’s wall paper in expensive casinos.  

  • TheLadyApryle

    cue Miss Cheryl Lynn singing ” It’s got to be real ” because this ish right here- Is the T !!

  • elirt

    GORGEOUS! I love it all!