Olivia Pope's Wardrobe Secrets, Revealed


In an interview with CNN, costume designer Lyn Paolo — who works on ABC’s Scandal — explains how she dresses Kerry Washington for the part of Olivia Pope, the D.C. “fixer” based on real-life crisis management expert Judy Smith.

When you talk about Washington D.C., you think of dark gray and navy blue. Look at a picture of Congress. Everyone pretty much looks the same. … My idea was, we should always have Olivia Pope standout in some way.


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