By Jane Nambi
‘Scandal’ star, Kerry Washington has been named the World’s Best Dressed Woman by People Magazine.
The 36 year old who was nominated for an Emmy for “Scandal” was named by the magazine yesterday, Wednesday. He beat several big names like Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and actresses Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Kate Bosworth.
“I don’t wear a lot of pants,” Washington said in a statement announcing the honor. “When I go somewhere I want to know I’m going to be comfortable and I’m dressed for the event.” People magazine Executive Editor Elizabeth Sporkin praised Washington for her fashion sense. “There has been a trend this year in lady-like fashion and I think she is almost single-handedly responsible for it,” Sporkin said in an interview.
Silver Linings Playbook’ actress Jennifer Lawrence was cited as having the best high fashion style, and actress Jessica Chastain, the star of 2012′s “Zero Dark Thirty” had the best red carpet style, according to People. “She really does push the envelope,” said Sporkin. “No one else would even think of putting together the looks she wears. She always pulls it off.”
“Avatar” actress Zoe Saldana had the best denim style and actress Lily Collins was named the best for up-and-coming style. Emma Stone won praise for her classic style and timeless looks and television host Nicole Richie was named best in trend-setting style.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named best dressed last year.