Fox's hip-hop drama Empire is one the network's highest-rated shows in years—and we're inclined to believe that a good number of those tuning in are doing so to check on Cookie, the show's magnetic, undaunted matriarch who returns from a prison stint to find that the record company she'd helped her husband Luscious get off the ground had grown into an Empire (literally). Cookie's headstrong and fabulous, savvy and quick with the one-liners—but, as fashion critic Robin Givhan suggests, "One could almost watch Empire on mute and just by looking at the characters' attire understand where they fit on the continuum and the demons with which they are struggling." So here, on mute, is every. single. look. Cookie has slayed so far this season.