ABC TV’s ‘Scandal’ is in it’s second season and boy is it scandalous! In case you didn’t know, the amazing Kerry Washington plays the character Olivia Pope. Who is Olivia Pope? The character is based on the real life of Judy Smith, a powerful, fast talking, quick thinking crisis manager and the former director of communications at the White House — Scandalous!
Each episode has me on the edge of the couch yelling at the TV. And when they skip episodes, I feel a sense of emptiness. The fashion of Scandal alone is enough to keep me watching. Costume Designer, Lyn Paolo knows exactly how to make Kerry Washington CHIC!
“If you look at (Olivia) you’ll see her silhouettes are fairly consistent. … It’s a classic business look,” with a feminine twist, of course.
“This woman is working in a very complicated, lets face it, male-oriented world in D.C.,” the costume designer said of the series, which is filmed in Los Angeles. “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.”
Here’s a behind the scenes video…