Vulture Festival Video: Watch the Costume Designers of Scandal, Girls, and Other Shows Talk Shop

Why does Olivia Pope wear those immaculate overcoats? How did Hannah Horvath end up in that famous mesh T-shirt during her coke binge? How does Saturday Night Live get an entire episode’s worth of outfits ready in a matter of days? We got answers to those questions and more at the Vulture Festival during our panel discussion with some of TV’s best costume designers: Jenn Rogien (Girls, Orange Is the New Black), Jenny Gering (The Americans), Tom Broecker (SNL, House of Cards), and Lyn Paolo (Scandal, Shameless). Among the weird facts we learned: Apparently, costume designers are often tasked with breaking the news to an actor that he or she will have to go naked! Stressful! Check out the whole discussion below.

Watch Scandal, Girls Costume Designers Talk Shop