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Casual multicolored furs? Freakum dresses at the office? Leopard-print fedoras? These are items of clothing that only a true boss queen can pull off, and her name is Cookie Lyon of Empire. This fall, however, Saks Fifth Avenue wants us all to dress like we're the ex-wife of a hip-hop mogul, thanks to a new collab with the show.
As part of a partnership with Fox, the department store will dedicate transform its windows into an all-gold, Empire-themed display from September 10th through October 7th, WWD reports. Inside, there'll be a collection of designer pieces that represent the show's aesthetic, from very Cookie-appropriate Cushnie et Ochs womenswear to flashy Jimmy Choo pumps.
It could be the beginning of even more forays into fashion for the show: "We wanted to introduce Empire as a lifestyle brand from the outset," said Twentieth Century Fox consumer products president Jeffrey Godsick. "It has aspirational qualities. We believe it can be a stand-alone fashion brand. It could be an Empire label or a label related to a specific character."
Saks Fifth Avenue president Marc Metrick does warn, however, "In the real world, people wouldn't wear everything together." We officially accept this challenge.