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'Empire' costume designer Rita McGhee gets the hip-hop royalty look
'Empire' costume designer Rita McGhee gets the hip-hop royalty look

As if fast-moving plotlines involving murder, music, lust, family dysfunction, power, betrayal and sexual orientation aren't enough to keep viewers in thrall, credit fashion with adding another seductive layer to "Empire's" runaway success. The saga of a wealthy hip-hop family, Fox's smash hit — which has experienced stunning ratings growth, from 9.9 million viewers for the premiere to 16 million just seven weeks later — has a large cast and numerous guest stars (Naomi Campbell, Courtney Love, Mary J. Blige among them) to keep clothed. But there's no question who the style star is here. From the moment she strutted out of prison in a skin-tight...

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