Adam Sanderson, Senior Vice President, Franchise Management, Disney/ABC Television Group added, “Partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue is a great way to give fans a taste of Fall fashion inspired by the looks of ABC’s Scandal. The series has created a fashion obsession for fans who love the styling of the characters, especially Olivia Pope, who is Washington D.C.’s most fashionable fixer.”Saks Fifth Avenue’s Chairman and CEO, Steve Sadove said, “We are delighted to be working with ABC and Scandal on this partnership. There is a great synergy between the fashion forward characters on the show and the style sensibility of our Saks Fifth Avenue customers.” The kickoff celebration will take place at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City on October 2, the day before the season three premiere on ABC. Scandal star Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope), show creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes, Executive Producer Betsy Beers, and Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo will be in attendance. Additional “Scandal” cast attendees will be announced closer to the event date. About Scandal “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jake Ballard. The series is created by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”). Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) are executive producers. Mark Wilding and Judy Smith are co-executive producers. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios. About Mercedes-Benz USA Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG GT.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com. Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.About Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 20 states, five international licensed stores, 70 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store. Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.