Kerry Washington makes debut at Fashion Week for 'Project Runway' show

kerry-washington-runway-fashion-week-2013.jpgThere was a familiar face on the runway at New York's 2013 Fashion Week over the weekend -- "Scandal" star Kerry Washington took part in the "Project Runway" show as a guest judge for the upcoming season finale for Season 12.

Wearing a beautiful Stella McCartney dress, Washington tells the AP that she has done her due diligence when it comes to fashion -- it's part of her job.

"I've had to learn about fashion because as an actor, it's such a huge part of the marketing. I'm the daughter of a professor, and an A student, and I approach it as a student. I do my research. I stay informed. I communicate with the designers," says Washington.

The actress was joined on the runway by regular "Project Runway" judges Heidi Klum, Zac Posen and Nina Garcia (pictured together, below).

The finale of "Project Runway" won't air until Thursday, Oct. 17 on Lifetime.

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