We’re going to go ahead and assume that you watched the premiere of Scandal last night, and if you didn’t, well, we’re sorry but you totally missed out. Aside from all the drama that happened–Olivia’s dad, Cyrus’s “kill folder,” Fitz’s revelation–one thing that really stood out from the episode was Olivia strutting her stuff down that bunker hallway in a fierce white Burberry Prorsum trench coat looking every part the woman on a mission.
According to Scandal costume designer Lyon Paolo, the trench served as a coat of armour to protect Olivia as she sees Fitz for the first time since her name was leaked to the press. She told The Huffington Post, “Their relationship had ended somewhat badly and we didn’t know if they were going to get back together. So I wanted her to be completely closed off. And the way Shonda refers to the cast as ‘gladiators in suits,’ I just felt that it needed to be stronger than a suit this time with all of the emotions in her.”
Though the coat was used as a means to shelter Olivia from the troubles around her, we couldn’t help but marvel over its softness and beauty. Season after season Burberry Prorsum trenches come down the runway in awe-inspiring colors and fabrics, and the arctic elegance of this edition from their Spring 2013 line won us over completely.
We were so inspired by Olivia’s look that we took the liberty of finding a few more fierce white coats for all the aspiring Gladiators out there. Click through for our picks; thanks Liv!
Oversize Collar Military Coat, Burberry
Theyskens’ Theory, Far Fetch
Alexander McQueen, Far Fetch
Premium Biker Coat With Detachable Faux Fur Collar, ASOS
Double Breasted Coat, Zara
Bottega Venetta, NET-A-PORTER