The hit TV show “Empire” not only tugs at our heartstrings and has us on the edge of our seats with every episode, but it’s also got us gagging with all the eleganza and high fashion. These ladies’ dress and bling game is so on point, we just can’t seem to get enough of it.
Now, how does a chance to actually win Naomi Campbell’s epic rhinestone-studded dress, right off the set, sound to you? Sweet? Read on, and you just might be bringing this baby home.
Naomi Campbell plays Camilla Marks, a sexy, fly middle-aged woman with a taste for talent and younger men. She has a relationship with Hakeem Lyon, a rapper many years her junior. Campbell performs with grace and poise and great command, it’s difficult not to fall in love with such a complex character.
The dress in question is a vintage jewelled number, sans fur stole. 100% of the proceeds from the auction of the Marc Bouwer couture dress will go to Fashion For Relief, a nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting global disaster relief efforts. At present, the dress is now fetching the jaw-dropping price of $19,000 and rising.
It’s all going to a good cause, and absolutely worth every penny.
Absolute props for the show’s couture eye candy go to Costume Designer Rita McGhee and her team. They have the eye for the best looks, what makes or breaks each outfit you see on the show, and make it a point to make each character look like a million bucks on a shoestring budget. “We are fashion-finders. It’s like a wardrobe reality show, going out there and . . . getting all the things that we need to make it work,” she shared in an interview with TV Guide.
Will we ever see the day when fan-favorite Cookie’s wardrobe will be on auction? One can only hope.
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