Actress Kerry Washington was honoured with a top prize at a fashion awards gala in New York City on Monday night (03Nov14).
The Scandal star was the toast of the Accessories Council's 18th Annual ACE Awards as she picked up the Style Influencer award along with the show's costume designer Lyn Paolo.
As she accepted the honour at the event, held at the Cipriani 42nd Street venue in Manhattan, Washington described how she often collaborates with Paolo on her character Olivia Pope's costumes, telling the audience, "We often talk about the final five minutes in our fitting, which is that moment when the look is OK - it's a great suit, it works - but it's not quite there. How we take it from acceptable to exceptional is with the help of all of you guys - whether it's a Prada purse or Olivia's Movado watch or gloves or a ring."
Other attendees included Dakota Fanning, Naomi Campbell, Jack Huston and Nicky Hilton.