This is a big night for Cookie Lyon. Tonight, Taraji P. Henson at the 2015 Emmys is not only up for a leading actress nomination, she is also one of the best dressed ladies on the red carpet, because she couldn't let her oh-so-fabulous TV character down. Henson came to play.
The 45-year-old nominee arrived at TV's biggest night in a sexy black number from Alexander Wang that is 100% Cookie-approved. Henson told Ryan Seacrest one E! that she chose to wear the incredible designer because he was her first date to the Met Ball. Adorbs!
Henson's entire look is so glamorous, I really can't even. The chain straps, the small cut-out in the bust, the sheer skirt — it's everything. Henson completed the look by keeping her short lob simple and sleek and her makeup smoky and sultry.
Cookie Lyon fans all over Twitter are freaking out over how fiery and fabulous Henson looks. Even Cosmopolitan tweeted out, "Is there literally a fan on @TherealTaraji or is she ALWAYS THIS FLAWLESS #Emmys." I think it's the latter, guys.
Fashion is a big part of Cookie's character. During Empire's Television Academy panel, Henson described Cookie as an animal, "one that preys, so she's in a lot of prints," Bustle's Marc Cuenco reported. Henson also went on to say that Cookie likes her jewelry, which I'm sure she kept in mind when she got ready for this evening.
The more bling, the more va-va-voom — it all helped Henson pay homage to her Emmy-nominated character.
Henson, up for leading actress in a drama, has some stiff competition. She's up against House of Cards' Robin Wright, How To Get Away With Murder's Angela Davis, and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss.
But regardless of whether or not she walks away with a statue tonight, Henson definitely wins as TV's most fashionable character, in my book. So, cheers to that, Cookie!