From First Lady Grant to Olivia Pope, Scandal's Costume Designer, Lyn Paolo, Gives Us the Fashion Exclusive from Season 3, Episode 7

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First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) took center stage in last night’s episode of Scandal. While Olivia Pope focused on finding the truth about her mother, we learned more about Mellie’s past and the sacrifices she’s made for Fitz’s political career. With Mellie in the spotlight, costume designer Lyn Paolo took it as an opportunity to visually highlight Fitz's two leading ladies, dressing them both in black and blue: Mellie in a Michael Kors houndstooth dress, Olivia in a striking Giorgio Armani blouse. “We did that on purpose because we wanted to juxtapose the two women in Fitz's life,” Paolo told “They echo each other.” For more great fashion moments from last night’s Scandal, click through the gallery! Also, follow Lyn on twitter @LynPaolo for the latest wardrobe scoop, and tune in for new episodes on Thursdays at 10/9c.

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