‘Empire’ and Saks Fifth Avenue team up on fashion collection
Want to dress like Cookie Lyon? The pop culture phenomenon has its own fashion collection at the storied department store, Saks Fifth Avenue. The retailer and hit Fox series have partnered up to bring clothing worn on broadcast TV’s top drama to stores and online, timed to the Season 2 premiere in September.
The collections will include fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM. –
Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels kicked off the festivities at the department store during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 12 to celebrate the launch of the exclusive collection inspired by the show.
Cast members, sans Taraji P. Henson, whose flight was delayed, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray,were on hand to celebrate the launch. Looking flawless and fab were Gabourey Sidibe (Becky), Ta’Rhonda Jones (Porsha) and Grace Gealey (Anika “Boo Boo Kitty” Calhoun), Terrence Howard (Lucious), Trai Byers (Andre), and Kaitlyn Doubleday (Rhonda).
The “Empire”-themed windows will be on display at the New York and Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue flagships from Sept. 10 through Oct. 7. Shop the luxe “Empire” State of Mind collection here.
Sources: Wrap/Rolling Out