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All 49 Of Cookie's Fierce Looks In "Empire"

The best thing about Fox's new drama Empire is Taraji P. Henson's LOOKS in every scene. Here's every glorious outfit she's worn thus far:

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2. That "Black in Orange Is the New Black" Look

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Looking like she just went a couple of rounds with Vee on Orange Is the New Black, Cookie looks less than fabulous in her orange jumpsuit, but that's kind of the point, yes?

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4. That "Let's Make a Deal" Look

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We don't see much of this creamy white outfit due to the dim lighting during Jamal's (Jussie Smollett) performance, but she's wheelin' and dealin' so you know she's looking fly.

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7. That "Did You Really Put Our Son in a TRASH CAN?" Look

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Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) horrifyingly (but also hilariously, this is a soap, after all) throws his gay son into a trash can. Cookie is NOT having it and her ponytail is getting quite the workout while she and her hoop earrings go to bat for her son.

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11. That "Game on, Bitch" Look

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Only Taraji could make a line like "I'll show you a faggot can run this company" sound triumphant, but that's exactly how it sounds when she comes to her son's defense against Lucious, who has hated Jamal for being gay ever since he was a child. Taraji throws down the gauntlet, letting Lucious know that she and Jamal are taking over.

12. That “Shake the Man’s Hand Daddy and Let’s Be On Our Way” Look

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Cookie struts into Lucious’ upstate mansion wearing a fur/leather combination and a dashiki someone probably sewed into a dress for her in prison. But that’s the outfit you have to wear when you decide to stiff cabbies on their fare.

13. That “I Took My Jacket off Just to Throw This Shoe at You” Look

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We get a full look at Cookie’s Kwanzaa dress as she tosses her Steve Madden pumps at Lucious. Luckily, she hired a new assistant named Portia whose sole duty is probably to retrieve things Cookie throws at people.

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14. That “Have I Wandered Onto a Gay Porn Shoot?” Look

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Apparently Rhonda, Andre’s wife, lathers up hot men and takes photos of them. As you do. Rhonda was like, “Some white girls got it like that.” But girl, #AllLives like leering at half-naked men. Cookie is more than happy to oblige in a cute red miniskirt that’s easy to hike up if you need to have impromptu sex with any of these willing models.

15. That “Sometimes Shit Goes Down When You Wear a Tina Knowles Original on an Elevator” Look

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Cookie is still dressing in her pre-prison clothes, but she absolutely slays in this Destiny’s Child look that’s apropos for going Solange on a bitch’s ass in an elevator.

16. That “Adriana Got Whacked for Snitching on The Sopranos, You Trying to Get Me Killed?” Look

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Ah, the eternal hip-hop struggle. Do you go to jail for not snitching like Lil' Kim or do you skip prison time like T.I. and have managing Iggy Azalea’s career be your ultimate karma? Turns out the FBI wants Cookie to testify against Lucious in front of a grand jury — and who doesn’t like being kidnapped by the feds when you’re wearing an evening gown you borrowed from the set of Dynasty?

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20. That "They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Because I'm Not Stepping in Mr. Ed's Shit" Look

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Why not rock leopard prints, leather, and a cape when you're strolling onto a farm to meet with someone named PUMA?

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22. That "Shut the Door and Have a Seat in My Broom Closet" Look

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Cookie has on a rather demure woodland-forest-colored dress, considering what she normally wears, when she finds out her "office" is basically a broom closet.

23. That "Here's a Pizza Because Your Boyfriend Doesn't Seem to Have a Job Is He Working at Zara or Something?" Look

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Cookie struts in wearing a jacket with a purple fur collar like she's Nichelle Nichols in Truck Turner. In case you were wondering, the pizza has more lines than Michael in this scene.

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24. That "Assalamualaikum no Oink for Me" Look

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I'm sure the Nation of Islam was thrilled at Cookie turning up in this scarf and strolling in to make business deals. At least it matches her Dalmatian prints and black leather boots.

27. That "We at the Teen Choice Awards and Couldn't Even Get a Selena Gomez Cameo?" Look

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Cookie rocks a low-cut mini-dress straight out of 1997, which is probably the last time she would have attended the Teen Choice Awards on her own.

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28. That "How Long Y'all Been Waiting to Use This Pun?" Look

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This hiked-up blue dress is perfect for delivering groan-inducing puns in newspaper form like THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Which writer cracked up in the room over that joke?

29. That "Yo Is This Suge Knight's Recording Studio?" Look

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On her way to record with Jamal before popping out to testify at a grand jury, Cookie throws on a simple leather jacket with a gray top and pants. Just something casual in case you get shot at.

30. That "I'm Here for the Belly Auditions" Look

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In this flashback to Cookie seeing a federal agent get popped, she's doing a drug deal in a platinum blonde wig and a white fur bomber jacket because lest you forget, this is THE '90S.

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31. That "Agent Carter of Harlem" Look

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Cookie tosses on her white-and-black fedora to match her white dress and black leather trench like she's about to go solve mysteries and fight '40s gangsters in Sugar Hill.

32. That "Shit, $5,000 Will Actually Get You a Hit Man in This Economy" Look

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Cookie is just chilling at home in a comfortable Adidas sweatshirt when she realizes that she's not actually being targeted for snitching at the grand jury — it was actually Lucious who left the mysterious rose on her door step. But it was too late to call off the hit she'd ordered.

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34. That "Hit Em Up Style Like I'm Blu Cantrell" Look

Cookie is outchea debuting her new lingerie line while she prepares to get bodied with Lucious. Only, when it turns out that it's his engagement party to Anika, she lets the entire party know what a REAL ass looks like as she makes her exit.

36. That "I Took Pimping Lessons From Sydney on Melrose Place" Look

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When strolling into a club with maybe-prostitutes to pimp to a professional athlete, be sure to wear a basic black ensemble to remind them that you are a boss and not the clientele.

37. That "Oh, Make Me Over" Look

Courtney Love, if she were a regular cast member, would probably require an entire post of her own. Here, she's ripping out her extensions after Cookie tells her to stop dressing like the Ghost of Drag Queen's Past. You need to keep it simple when being an HBIC, like this very simple, not at all extravagant snakeskin top Cookie is wearing.

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44. That "House of Cards Marathon On Netflix" Look

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Cookie is lounging, eating popcorn in the afterglow of her sex with Lucious. It's another one of her faves from the Bassett by Angela Bassett collection.

47. That "I May Be Wearing White Buy I WILL Stain This Dress With Blood" Look

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...it doesn't last. Cookie is none too pleased to see Hakeem show up with his boo Naomi Campbell. And this jumpsuit is perfect for some ass-kicking.

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49. That "You're Gonna Take These Cookies" Look

Cookie rocks only one outfit this week, because a lot of shit goes down when Anika tries stealing all of Lucious' artists and giving them to Judd Nelson. But Cookie's heels, leather pants and leather duster go from throwing Anika's clothes out the house, to getting drunk off purple drank, to telling her security guard to "take these cookies!"

What's Cookie wearing in episode 10? Here's a preview:

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