On last night’s Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) sent Abby to the White House as her proxy, and needless to say, it did not go over smoothly with Fitz and the Presidential gang. The group dismissed her almost immediately, but there’s no question that she looked amazing nonetheless! “If Abby was going to be Olivia’s surrogate, she needed to look the part,” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, told InStyle.com about her white Escada coat. “In that moment, she is Olivia Pope.” Meanwhile, the real Olivia sorted through B613 drama with the rest of Pope & Associates, wearing a flowy black blouse by Stella McCartney.

For more details on last night’s fashion, look through the gallery. Then, tune in every Thursday on ABC for new episodes of Scandal!

—Written by Janelle Grodsky