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On Empire, Taraji P. Henson plays the brash badass Cookie Lyon, a character who's never afraid to shoot a dirty look at those who offend her elite sensibilities. Dressed to the nines, always, Cookie Lyon takes herself seriously and presents herself immaculately.
But in Henson's very first TV role on a cast, on the crime drama The Division, we saw the actress before she became cloaked in high fashion and fur. On The Division, Henson's character Raina Washington's sense of style could not have been more basic. In that way, it offers Henson's fans a little flash of before-they-were-famous fashions you may not be as used to seeing Henson rock.
Here, we've pulled some of Cookie Lyon's most iconic looks and found more basic styles Raina wore on The Division, so you can directly compare how the actress presents herself on both shows. Enjoy this truly special fashion show by flipping through the photos below.
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