If Empire Season 1 was full of build up and character development, then the first episode of Season 2 let’s us know it’s ALL about the action. Last night, we were reunited with Luscious and the Lyon Family … but most importantly, it was the return of Cookie and the ladies of Empire’s style. They served us with some designer realness!
Last season had Cookie in a bit of an 80’s animal-print time warp after spending 17 years in jail. Still love those door knocker earrings, though!
This season, however, promises more upscale and eccentric designer looks.
Anna Wintour, Vogue editor and fashion royalty, raved about the style on the show while being interviewed on the mag’s new podcast, hosted by Andre Leon Tally.
“Back when ‘Empire’ aired, I started to hear the drum beats from the fashion world that this was a show everyone was involved in, and loved, and was enjoying.[…]It certainly has a lot of fun with fashion. I thought it was covering a lot of modern culture in a very interesting and honest and moving and emotional way.”
And season 2 definitely lived up to the fashion hype, with Tom Ford and Gucci both name-dropped within the first five minutes.
We start the episode with star-studded cameos, including Andre Leon Talley himself (in Tom Ford).
Still, Cookie slays and steals a scene wearing a denim and metallic Moschino jacket from the FW 2015 collection…
Those chunky gold statement necklaces are everything!
Even Cookie’s assistant, Porsha, has stepped up her fashion game in this sporty dress that’s a Mary Katrantzou x Adidas collaboration.
Becky (Gabourey Sidibe), no longer just an assistant, but now head of A&R, steps up her game with new hair, bright bold colors, and more tailored looks. The tan and black dress she wore is via Eloquii and was altered with sleeves for the show.
Whose style evolution are you most excited to watch? What designers do you want Cookie and the ladies of Empire to rock?
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