Scandal Analysis: Olivia Pope & President Grant’s Fashion (PinGate, Navy Shirt, and Grant for President T-Shirt)
Based off the spoiler video for A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar, is it safe to ask this question -
Has the Grant for President T-Shirt topped Fitz’s NavyShirt/sweatshirt?
Sound off Gladiators!
She also wore that shirt during their first official one minute in the hallway. So it has a history of its own.
Both shirts have a story of their own. One can’t replace the other. Not unless we actually see Liv in the NAVY shirt.
Agreed! That’s the beauty of both shirts, though. I tip my hat off to Shonda Rhimes and Lyn Paolo. Even clothes and accessories has a way of havingmajor significance.
Remember the Eisenhower 48 star flag pin Olivia gave Fitz on his Inauguration Day? (We all never looked at Fitz’s pin ever the same way again, didn’t we all Gladiators?)
Clothes just like the music played on Scandal has a beautiful way of adding much MORE depth to the story line.
I like what you two said. I also like this comment made by ScandalGladiators:
If I’m not mistaken, Liv was also wearing her “Grant for President” shirt during her and Fitz’s first “One Minute” moment in the hallway. I believe that each shirt symbolizes and represents them in a major way. I mean Fitz is the POTUS and therefore commander and chief of the U.S. armed services and from his bio we know that Fitz is a Navy veteran and former Naval Officer. And Liv’s shirt means so much in that the entire trajectory of her life was changed by becoming an integral part of the “Grant for President” campaign. These shirts are major symbols of them both.
UPDATE: Beautiful how clothes and a pin could mean so much to Olivia and Fitz. Even the Constitution symbolizes them.
Here’s when Olivia first wore the Grant for President shirt from episode 1×06 - The Trail.
Here’s when Olivia wears her Gladiator armor – her white jacket: