Taraji P. Henson’s portrayal of Empire’s Cookie has transformed the character into a fan favorite. The outwardly eccentric and rough-around-the-edges Cookie is relatable and complex, making her one of the best comeback stories in the world of Empire. Cookie’s fashion sense is also a major part of her persona. Even in flashback scenes that exemplify her and Lucious’ humble beginnings, Cookie still rocks stylish, attention-grabbing looks with flare. Her looks come courtesy of veteran costume designer Rita McGhee, who got her start in the industry working on Spike Lee Films. And if Cookie’s look seems a little familiar, McGhee recently revealed the iconic figures who served as inspiration for her true diva look,
Definitely Diana Ross and Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. I did some research on the style of woman bosses that are married to the Mob. Leading ladies who are with mobsters, boss ladies. She’s a combination of everyone, like a Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rita Ora. She’s music, she’s a mother, she’s fashion.
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