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Kerry Washington honoured with Emmy dress

Kerry Washington honoured with Emmy dress

Kerry Washington was "really honoured" to have Brandon Maxwell design her Emmy Awards dress.

The 'Scandal' actress - who is expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha - showed off her growing baby bump in the strapless gown, which featured two cutouts under the bust and a floor-skimming cape, on the red carpet on Sunday (18.09.16) and is a huge fan of the designer's work.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': "This dress was made for me, obviously, I didn't go into a mall to buy this with a perfect bump.

"Brandon Maxwell made this dress for me. I'm just a fan of his. I love what he's done with Gaga through the years and with the First Lady recently, so I'm really honoured he made this dress."

Kerry - who also has two-year-old daughter Isabelle with her spouse - teamed her elegant gown with loose messy curls boosted with clip-in hair extensions, and her long-term hair stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew took inspiration from the actress' baby bump when creating her "modern and fresh" do.

She told Us Weekly: "From the moment I saw Kerry's Brandon Maxwell dress, I felt the it was minimal yet edgy with the peek-a-boo cutouts.

"My inspiration was her baby bump. I still wanted to keep her look modern and fresh even though she's expecting. I really wanted the hair to stand out -- that's why I styled it with a lot of texture but still show her face with a middle part."

The 39-year-old actress wasn't nominated for an award at this year's ceremony, but she joined her 'Scandal' co-star Tony Goldwyn on stage at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre to present the awards for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or Movie, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.