We're going to apologise in advance but you're about to feel extremely old. Wait for it... The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is 25-years-old. Yup.
If it was an actual person it would be so past it that it'd be eligible to audition in the 'overs' category on The X-Factor. Read it and weep. And now for some cool stuff.
To commemorate this obviously incredible if not upsetting milestone, Leland Foster, an artist and graphic designer from Brooklyn has created these hyper-real digital paintings of how the cast would dress if the show was set in 2015. Check out Leland's musings behind the looks in the gallery and try not to whistle the theme tune while you do it.
"Innnnn West Philadelphia..."
“I wanted to start from an older, season 5 or 6 Ashley - when her style was more developed. Ashley was never quite as fashion forward as Hillary, and she would have been inspired by her cousin Will’s rebellious edge. We dressed her in a mix of high and low fashion, pairing some boyfriend denim with a Kenzo sweater, classic Phillip Lim satchel (a Sweet 16th present maybe?) and dual gold Eddie Borgo cuffs.”
“Carlton always had this misguided sense of cool, which explains the abundance of gadgets he’s wearing, which he’s desperate to show off. His Robinson and Dapper bowtie is just a tad too much against his yellow Burberry shirt.”
“Geoffrey’s outfit is sophisticated and stylish, but with some slightly unexpected details. Under his modern cut suit he’s still wearing his cooking apron, with the appropriate kitchen utensils of course. And on his left breast pocket is memento of his English heritage.”
“Phil’s conservative look is fairly timeless. He’s casual, but polished. Always conscious of his weight, Phil is now sporting a Fitbit, and in his other arm the most current issue of the LA Times. A nod to his Republican views comes in the form of his GOP button on his laidback Burberry bomber.”
“To fit Will’s in-your-face, unapologetic personality, we dressed him in a bold outfit in keeping with his passion for print and vibrant colors. We imagined that modern day Will would shop at Opening Ceremony or UK based designer platform Not Just A Label. The goal was to find an outfit that epitomised a 2015 take on his hip hop aesthetic, with all the positivity and charm that he brought
to his recognisable looks."
“Hilary was the most fun to imagine. Fashion was Hilary’s life and her wardrobe was always fresh off the runway but still tailored and chic. We figured this Moschino skirt suit was just sassy enough for Hilary, and she could wear it to work, being a journalist. A Chloe Faye bag, Chanel pearl choker, and Beyonce-inspired braids complete the look.”