Rise of an EMPIRE: Go Behind the Wardrobe of This New FOX Show

Nairi Najarian

When it comes to spinning the yarn on the glamorous looks for new Fox hip-hop drama, EMPIRE (starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson), costume designer Rita McGhee is the reigning wardrobe queen. With over 25 years under her belt working alongside director Spike Lee and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter (Amistad, Malcolm X), this expert dresser tells us how the decadent, dangerous world of music mogul Lucious Lyon (Howard), ex-wife Cookie (Henson), and the family dynasty they’re vying to rule inspired the characters’ unforgettable looks.

Scroll down to learn more about EMPIRE, and shop Cookie Lyon's look. Don't miss EMPIRE starting Wednesdays, January 7 on FOX. 

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