Henson dishes on what makes a great Cookie

March 17, 2015 9:42 PM

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Henson dishes on what makes a great Cookie

'Empire' character Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) is television's newest fashion star, but her amazing sense of style doesn't happen by accident. "I am very deliberate and intentional to make her relatable and believable," costume designer Rita McGhee tells USA TODAY's Arienne Thompson.

Purple is her favorite color -- and fur is clearly her favorite material. Wearing it for a business meeting? Why not! "Sometimes women save (their nice things) for a special occasion and they end up never wearing it," McGhee says. "What are you waiting for? Do it now. She doesn't overdress, she dres...

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