PS: Scandal has such a loyal following, especially on social media! Does social media affect the outfits you style in any way?
LP: While I love to discuss the costumes with our Gladiators, I work very hard with Kerry at telling the story that Shonda Rhimes has created. Therefore, it is the script that leads our decisions with regards to the look of all of the characters. Shonda really does captain the ship, and it is the script that she and the writers put on paper that inform and lead my styling decisions.