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.



[Photo Credit: Mark Seliger for via]

    • 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!