The Caped Gladiator
I recently read a Cosmo interview with “Scandal" Costume Designer Lyn Paolo in which she offered hints about what my shero Olivia Pope will be wearing in Season 3:
"I’m madly in love with Dior right now. They’re bringing back capes and I’m mad about capes. There are going to be a lot of cape and glove moments."
I read that and I was like, “Shut. Up." Because guess who got this cape for her birthday last year?
I saw it at The Limited and fell in love. I have a soft spot for military details, especially on outerwear.
But it gets better.
I was so inspired by the opera-length gloves Liv wore last season
that I bought a pair for myself. And apparently I wasn’t the only one under the influence of gloves. Lyn told Cosmo:
"At the CFDAs, a bunch of designers told us they’re incorporating gloves this year because they just loved how the gloves looked on the show."
Wow, what a compliment to Lyn! I’m very interested to see exactly which designers were bitten by the glove bug. (Yes, that makes two plays on the word “glove.” Yes, I’m done.)
How do you feel about capes and gloves? Yay or nay?