The Cast of ‘Scandal’ Arrives In Style To PaleyFest 2016

Kerry Washington and her fellow gladiators turned heads at the 33rd Annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The “Scandal” cast — including Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Scott Foley, Guillermo Diaz, Josh Malina, Jeff Perry and Portia de Rossi — arrived at the Dolby Theater looking glam for the much-anticipated panel.

The show’s leading ladies once again proved that their onscreen looks transcend offscreen, too. Stanchfield, who plays White House Press Secretary Abby Whelan, traded in her character’s classic pumps for a pair of studded Cesare Paciotti shoes.

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Darby Stanchfield opted for Cesare Paciotti studded pumps at PaleyFest 2016.
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A close-up of Darby Stanchfield’s Star pump by Cesare Paciotti.
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“Scandal’s” First Lady, Bellamy Young, also made an appearance on the red carpet in a black-and-white strapless mini with a pair of Jerome C. Rousseau peep-toe pumps to match.

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Bellamy Young in Jerome C. Rousseau peep-toe pumps at PaleyFest 2016.
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Other statement shoe looks came from Washington, in a pair of ankle-strap sandals paired with a Ulyana Sergreenko lace dress, and Lowes, in Neil J. Rodgers satin shoes.

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Kerry Washington in a Ulyana Sergreenko lace dress and sandals at PaleyFest 2016.
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Katie Lowes arrived to PaleyFest in Neil J. Rodgers shoes.
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At last year’s PaleyFest, Washington dressed feet-first in bright yellow Christian Louboutin pumps. For the “Scandal” star, shoes go beyond an added accessory. She told Footwear News, “A big part of finding a character is figuring out what shoes she wears.”

And when it comes to her character, Olivia Pope, her shoes reflect her journey.

“As Olivia has evolved, so have her shoe choices. We began her journey with solid platform pumps by Miu Miu and Gucci,” the show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, told FN. “However, as her world has become less and less solid, she now favors more of a stiletto heel.”

Click through the gallery to see Washington’s best shoe looks.

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