Collaboration Nation: Saks Fifth Avenue Partners With 'Scandal'

W -- White Hat

White Hat is a term for justice that David and Olivia regularly use. In the season two finale, after David -- a former rival of Olivia's -- is revealed to have been working under cover to help OPA. After he steals the Cytron card and hands it over to Cyrus (who destroys it), David sends Olivia a real white hat to celebrate.

The department store will celebrate Kerry Washington's signature style as Olivia Pope on ABC's hit drama with a kick-off event at the New York flagship on Oct. 2.

If you were hoping to dress like a stylish Washingtonian without having to endure a 21-hour Senate speech, now you can.

Saks Fifth Avenue is partnering with ABC's Scandal to celebrate Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington's signature style with a multiplatform collaboration that will take place in stores, online and onscreen. The department stores and Scandal will kick off the collaboration with an event on Oct. 2, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.

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Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship will feature a window installation curated by Washington and Scandal's Emmy-winning costume designer, Lyn Paolo. The display, which will also be re-created at Saks locations in Beverly Hills and Chevy Chase, Md., will showcase designers whose fashions are worn by Washington's character Olivia Pope, including Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera.

"I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the Saks team in bringing the Scandal characters to life in their windows," said Paolo in a statement. "Fashion is such an integral part of the show and for Kerry and I to have had the opportunity to play a part in the creation of the iconic Saks windows is a dream come true, and a truly wonderful creative experience on every level. Saks and Scandal ... brilliant!"

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The celebration will take place a day before Scandal's season-three premiere, which airs Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.