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How Olivia Pope added color to her 'Scandal' wardrobe

How Olivia Pope added color to her 'Scandal' wardrobe

On a late April morning, Emmy-winning costume designer Lyn Paolo stepped away from the on-set action of producer and writer Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC show "Scandal," filming at Sunset Gower Studios, to do a walk-through of the designer closet of the show's main character, Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.

It was the final day of filming the show's fifth year -- the season finale airs at 9 p.m. Pacific tonight -- and weeks before entertainment websites reported "Scandal's" sixth season may be delayed or shortened to accommodate Washington's pregnancy.

"We love to be in this room," said Paolo, the English-born costume designer for...