Scandal's Olivia Pope is one of the chicest (probably THE chicest) tv star right now.
Beautiful and smart, Olivia Pope -played by Kerry Washington- is the epitome of style and elegance.
The powerful pant suit.
Lynn Paolo, the fabulous costume designer for Scandal talked to fashionista.com and said:
What research or references did you use for Olivia?
Because Olivia Pope was a different kind of character than we’ve seen on TV before–an exceptionally powerful woman–I drew my references from fashion. I looked at images of Lauren Hutton from the ’70s and I had Kate Hepburn on the board–she always wore pants. Even silly things like I had Queen Elizabeth I. I just got a bunch of iconic images of really strong women through history and it was more fashion-based then it was based on any previous [political] administration.
At the same time, when you’re a strong women in any business, I think a lot of people can find that intimidating and so I wanted to soften Olivia Pope’s edge a bit.
The talented Lynn Paolo also said:
"We want to strike a balance between her always looking great but looking like a real person."
What do you think?
Are you an Olivia Pope fan?
Thank you for reading!