Met Ball: Previewing 'The Super Bowl of Fashion' With Kerry Washington

The "Scandal" actress is live in Times Square to discuss her past Met Ball looks and hints at what she'll wear on the most famous red carpet of the year.
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Can't wait to be in Orlando for those games coming up. We're counting down to the met ball. It Reese known as the super bowl of fashion. Kerry Washington our good friend is going to join us in just a moment. But first ABC's Rachel smith has all the details. Reporter: It's the red carpet event of the year. So exclusive it's for a-listers and a-plus-listers only. Amal and George Clooney and queen bey herself. Held at New York's metropolitan museum of art. Unofficially it's a super bowl of fashion. In which anything, have we mentioned anything -- goes. A spring gala come Bines the stars of sports, fashion for one glittery evening. It's not our typical date night. Reporter: No way to buy a ticket to the event. By invitation only. It's top secret. Overseen by Anna wintour. The theme of this year's event, manus machine. Among the ball's co-chairs, Taylor swift. They'll climb the dozens of red ca carpeted steps to get to the dinner. All in a night's work for the famous of the famous in the world. For "Good morning America," Rachel smith, ABC news, new York. Joining us now Kerry Washington, star of ABC's "Scandal". Always great to see you. You too. We had all these looks over the years. So crazy. Did you have a favorite look? I loved last year. I like seeing the spectrum. A cool walk through time. It really is. How did you go about picking last year? I had never worn a big ball gown to the event before. I went with more sleek silhouettes. You seem so comfortable and happy and -- It's a dress that you can eat in which is fun at a dinner. Because you have to eat. How is this different from the oscars' red carpet and other red carpets? For me, this night is strictly about fashion. The oscars are about film maiblging. This night is about fashion as art and celebrating the met and celebrating, you know, the history of great fashion and how it fits into our context of American art, international art. George was kidding me, everyone wants a little clue or hint to what you're wearing tonight. I'm not sharing. Come on. Something to look forward to. You talked about being a brand ambassador for nuetrogena. Talk about the campaign. They have this great campaign about choosing skin health. When I started working with the company, I didn't know enough about skin cancer. 350 people are diagnosed every hour in this country. Every hour. Every hour with skin cancer. One of the most preventable forms of cancer. The fact that we can graduate people to use spf, to use sun block to protect themselves, to avoid having to deal with this. I feel proud to be a part of this initiative. You can remember your mom put on sun screen. We have found in our studies, the more a child watches their mom use it, the more they protect themselves. I watched my mom do it. Talk more about that. People really feel that if you're of a certain color, oh -- I'm protect zmrd that's not the case. There's a lot of benefits to M melonin. We're still at Rick of skin cancer. The statistic is one incident of sun burn in a child's life makes them 90% more vulnerable to skin cancer. I feel a little vulnerable you sitting in a chair. What she did with that chair couple of weeks ago -- Crazy. Did you see that coming? I didn't. I didn't. When Shonda told me about it, when I read the script I was shocked. I'm so -- I'm very grateful in season five I'm still being so challenged by these writers. I'll tell you that this week's episode to me is one of the most important episodes we have had in the history of the show, particularly in this election year. An episode not to be missed. Oh, you're good. I wept at this table read. I cried like a baby. I did, I did, I did. Did you hear that, guys? I'm just being honest. Some really important powerful episodes. This one is pretty extraordinary. T.g.I.t. Also today. Thank you for talking about Monday melanoma. How about that for a tease? I know. I can't wait until Thursday. We'll move on now to deals and steals on wheels. Tory Johnson on the road, five

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