What's more fun than feasting your eyes on glamorous red carpet fashion? Doubling the visual pleasure by matching each look with a complementary work of art. In this new series on Bustle, Who Are You Pairing?, we'll pair our favorite actresses and celebrities/ red carpet fashions with bright and inspirational photographs, illustrations, or paintings. And while chances are we can't quite afford to take these fashionista's gowns home, we usually can snag the often-affordable artworks to fill our blank walls and support some talented artists.
First up, lets gaze upon the always in-vogue Kerry Washington. The Scandal star oozes confidence in each of her adventurous yet sophisticated wardrobe choices, and she clearly loves to have fun with fashion. Her diverse looks — whether she's dreamy in lacy Marchesa, playful in a Stella McCartney pop art print, or effortless in Oscar de la Renta — pair perfectly with delicate line drawings, sugary sweet screen prints, and sleek black and white portraits.
1. Black, White, and Chic All Over
Washington in Oscar de la Renta at the 2014 Directors Guild Awards.
Astrid with Short Hair painting by Erin Flannery, available for purchase at antheapolsonart.com.au.
2. Sugar Pop
Kerry Washington in Stella McCartney at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.
3. Don't Be Jelly of Kerry's Beautiful Baby Bump
Washington in a custom Thakoon dress at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards.
Cyanea Capillata 02 photo print by Alexander Semenov, available for purchase at mammoth.co, $25.
4. Golden Wings
Washington in Marchesa at BET’s Black Girls Rock! 2012.
Moths print by Sarah Burwash, available for purchase at mammoth.co, $25.
5. Cream Dreams
Washington in Marchesa at the 2013 Emmy Awards.
Moth in the Motor illustration by Clare Owen.
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