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1. The Queen Is Back: Cookie’s Hottest Looks From ‘Empire,’ Season 1

The Queen Is Back: Cookie’s Hottest Looks From ‘Empire,’ Season 1

Everyone’s favorite matriarch is back to claim her ‘Empire’. Cookie Lyon will once again grace our TV screens in the second season of Fox’s runaway hit show. When we first met Cookie in Season 1, we immediately fell in love with her glamorous furs, glittering gowns and head-to-toe leopard looks. Ahead of tonight’s premiere, we […]

2. Head-To-Toe Leopard

Head-To-Toe Leopard

Cookie stepped on the scene in head-to-toe leopard — designer leopard, that is. Get into her Red Valentino dress and Christian Louboutin bag. Boom!

3. Sequin Gown

Sequin Gown

Like the boss she is, Cookie gave a prayer over dinner (complete with shots fired at Boo Boo Kitty) perched in a sequin Gucci one shoulder gown.

4. Floral Bodycon Dress

Floral Bodycon Dress

She means business! Cookie made her demands in the Empire boardroom wearing a floral MCQ by Alexander McQueen bodycon dress and a bold purple lip.

5. All White Everything

All White Everything

Mrs. Lyon was the belle of the ball at the white party in a luxe vintage white and gold fur and a Gucci jumpsuit. The same one Beyonce wore, naturally.

6. Leopard Jumpsuit

Leopard Jumpsuit

Cookie gives us body in scene after scene (who could forget her lingerie and fur?) and this leopard DVF jumpsuit hugged her curves perfectly.

7. Black and White Separates

Black and White Separates

Who has a fiercer walk than Cookie? She stormed the Empire Records lobby in a BCBG Peplum top and leather pants, a Burberry trench, Prada sunglasses and a Gucci bag. Your fave could never.

8. Red Lace Gown

Red Lace Gown

Cookie saw all hell break loose on the finale episode wearing a stunning Galia Lahav sheer lace embroidered gown. Well, atleast she looked good.

9. Black Cape

Black Cape

When Jamal needed some direction in the studio, leave it to the caped crusader (his mom, Cookie) to save the day in an Alexander McQueen Baroque lace dress. And an actual cape, of course.

10. A Mixed Animal Print Dress

A Mixed Animal Print Dress

We are here for Cookie’s fling with the disarmingly handsome Malcolm. In a mixed print leopard wrap dress with a keyhole top, there’s no wonder he fell for her.

11. White Bodycon

White Bodycon

Cookie loves her bodycon dresses! She sizzles in this white printed number, especially once she added her signature red lip.

12. Printed Givenchy

Printed Givenchy

Cookie went from an orange prison jumpsuit to the finest designer threads, and one of her most luxe pieces of all time was this Givenchy Mosaic dress worn with a vintage fur coat.

13. A Cape and Leopard Skirt

A Cape and Leopard Skirt

Yes, she was a tad bit overdressed for a trip to the country (in a cape, a leopard skirt, a Chanel necklace, a BCBG belt and an Alexander McQueen clutch) but what else would you expect from Queen Cookie?

14. Leather Trench and White Dress

Leather Trench and White Dress

Cookie was super paranoid in this scene, but she still managed to look as stylish as ever in a leather trench, a white body-con dress, cap toe booties and a sultry dark lip.

15. Long-Sleeve Printed Dress

Long-Sleeve Printed Dress

Finally getting the respect she deserves (ahem, her own office), Cookie twirled in a long-sleeve graphic print dress offset by fuchsia lipstick.

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