‘Empire’ Rises: Jourdan Dunn, The Weeknd Join Cast in Luxurious Vogue Editorial

Empire Vogue September 2015 – 07b


Lee Daniels, Naomi Campbell, Bryshere Y. Gray, Terrance Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, The Weeknd, and Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Lee Daniels, Naomi Campbell, Bryshere Y. Gray, Terrance Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, The Weeknd, and Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino [Click to Enlarge]

As we prepare for a roller coaster second season of FOX’s hit hip-hop drama, Empire, the cast is featured in an opulent Vogue September 2015 spread, titled “Empire Rises.”

Stars Terrance Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, and Naomi Campbell, series creator Lee Daniels, model Jourdan Dunn and R&B crooner The Weeknd are styled lavishly by Camilla Nickerson for the Mario Testino-lensed shoot.

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“There were some fantastic moments,” says Nickerson, “Bryshere Y. Gray was dancing, Jussie Smollett was singing. It felt like we were living the show.” See photos and behind-the-scenes below.

Empire will begin an extended, two-part second season on Wednesday, September 23, at 9pm on FOX.

Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jourdan Dunn and Terrance Howard for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jourdan Dunn and Terrance Howard for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino [Click to Enlarge]

Jourdan Dunn and The Weeknd for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jourdan Dunn and The Weeknd for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino [Click to Enlarge]

Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jussie Smollett, Jourdan Dunn, Trai Byers, and Naomi Campbell for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Jussie Smollett, Jourdan Dunn, Trai Byers, and Naomi Campbell for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Taraji P. Henson, Naomi Campbell, and Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino

Taraji P. Henson, Naomi Campbell, and Jourdan Dunn for Vogue Magazine September 2015 photographed by Mario Testino [Click to Enlarge]

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