See Kerry Washington Barely Contained In A Low-Cut Gown

Kerry Washington poses for shots in a glorious and sexy dress.

By Chris Snellgrove | Published

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Many people call Kerry Washington “queen” as soon as they look at her, but it’s important to remember that she is also acting royalty, blowing everyone away with her performance in Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu, Confirmation on HBO, and even in Django Unchained, the unforgettable film from Quentin Tarantino. Washington has already accomplished more than most actors ever will in a lifetime, and it doesn’t look like she’s stopping anytime soon. And if that’s not impressive enough, the queen decided to serve some amazing looks at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in a breathtaking low-cut gown.

Rather than rocking some trendy new dress, Kerry Washington decided to go vintage, wearing a Donna Karan dress that is nearly as iconic as the actor wearing it. And the dress is like Washington in another important way: the dress is full of hidden depths that you might not see at first (as opposed to the dress of fellow guest Kate Hudson, which didn’t hide much at all). For example, the fashion-impaired may think it’s just a simple dress, but a closer analysis reveals that the actor put careful thought into this red carpet outfit (one that, we’re just going to say, looks much better than what Rita Ora was wearing).

If you look closely at the center of the dress, you can see many complex details. Fashionistas noted that this gives Kerry Washington’s dress a pleated look in which subtle little details ripple outward. The visual effect is like looking at the surface of a lake moments after someone threw a small stone into it (as opposed to the dress worn by Alison Brie, which looks like she simply threw most of the material into the lake).

That’s only fitting because this dress helps to emphasize something that fans of Kerry Washington have known for a long time: she is as much of an elemental force as she is an actor. When you see her in this dress, it’s easy to imagine a mythic woman who has risen out of the water like a modern-day Lady of the Lake. And when Washington moves in the dress, she doesn’t so much take steps as she glides, leaving those who have seen her ethereal grace in a daze from which they won’t soon recover.

In addition to killing it on the red carpet, Kerry Washington has been staying very busy lately. For example, she is currently starring in the Hulu comedy television series UnPrisoned. In it, she plays a woman who must deal with her father getting out of federal prison after 17 years just when she is buying a home and trying to get her own life on track.

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Kerry Washington in UnPrisoned

On top of that, Kerry Washington has also been doing something a little different: starring in an audio drama on Audible called The Prophecy, which releases in episodic form. There, she stars as Dr. Virginia Marilyn Edwards who links up with a government agent played by Laurence Fishburne. He serves as a doubting Thomas, a biblical reference made rather literal by Edwards’ explosive claim that she is a modern Mother Mary.

Ultimately, one thing is clear: there seems to be nothing that Kerry Washington can’t do, from winning Emmys for her amazing acting talents to wearing a dress as no one else can. Put us down as fans for life. That’s because no matter whether she’s starring on the big screen, the small screen, or even just flexing on the red carpet; we’ll be there to stan her.