So I’m sure we all tuned in to catch the Season 3 premier of ‘Scandal’ this week. The start of the new season brings a change in not only plot lines but a change in fashion as well. Each week costume designer Lyn Paolo releases the official ‘Scandal” Style report.
Season 3 Episode 1: Olivia
“For our season opener costume on Olivia we went back to basics. Olivia is now the client and she has to “handle” her own image in the press. Is she ready to leave her career for Fitz? We went to Ralph Lauren Black Label Fall 2013 to find this amazing plaid jacket. (We’ve used Ralph Lauren in flashbacks but not in the present, and I’ve decided to change that this season because I’m in love with this line.) We mixed the jacket with an Armani blouse to give Olivia a soft sheen of silk.”
Season 3 Episode 1: Olivia (Runway to BIG screen)
“However, when Olivia is ready to confront Fitz and Mellie, she is a gladiator. Her white Burberry trench coat is more than a trench, it is her armor. Kerry [Washington] and I consciously chose to keep the coat fastened all the way to her neck for the dramatic scene in the bunker, the cape on the coat adds to the overall effect. For me, she is a “super hero” in this moment. Also, let us not forget the introduction of our new Prada twin pocket purse.”