Yesterday was the 25th (GODDAMMIT, I’M OLD) anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In honor of that, designer Leland Foster decided to give the cast a updated makeover to show you what they would probably look like if the show launched in 2015 and not 1990.
According to Foster:
“I love to research vibrant characters and come up with a thought-provoking new spin on their signature style. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was so stylish, and so of-its-time as a classic 90s show.
The challenge was to make the Banks family relevant and recognizable, while keeping all the energy of these six very different personalities.”
Let’s start with the good. Geoffrey looks fresh as hell. No surprise there, G was always a G.
Carlton looks like an updated version of the lovable, overprivileged prick we’ve all come to adore. Google Glass and all. Google Glass…until this photo I forgot that was a thing that even existed.
Hilary is spot on. She still looks sexy and seductive, but in her classic “I’m a selfish lover who never gave a blow job in my entire life” sort of way. Leland nailed this one.
And Will…Well, he looks ridiculous. But that was always sort of his thing. Probably still wearing crisp Jordan’s though. So respect.
Then we get to the bad. First off, Aunt Viv gets no love here and neither does Jazzy Jeff. The latter is upsetting. Dude spent his entire stint on the show being a victim of Uncle Phil’s domestic violence and he can’t even get a makeover for 2015? Harsh. Although you could argue that his look transcends time, so it would have been an unnecessary exercise.
Yeah, that shirt was fly then and it sure as shit is fly now.
Anyway, the bad basically consists of two people: Uncle Phil and Ashley.
You’re telling me that this is the best they could do with Phil? Dad jeans, a FitBit, and a republican pin on a terrible jacket? No shot. By 2015, Uncle Phil would have retired from being a judge and lived exclusively in sweatsuits.
And who is this and what the fuck have you done with Ashley? Seriously. This is not cool, Leland. Try again.
[H/T Leland Foster]