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Portraits of famous historical figures updated with contemporary fashions

May 7, 2013 By Abraham

What would famous faces from history look like if they were around today? This is the question being asked in this series of re-imagined portraits commissioned by the British history channel “Yesterday”…

William Shakespeare

Elizabeth I

Admiral Lord Nelson

Marie Antoinette

Henry VIII

(via Laughing Squid)


    1. hjk says:

      Well in today’s culture someone would probably be making him diet. Hehe. Or go on some Biggest Loser type show!

  1. KittyKat says:

    Elizabeth I looks like Cynthia Nixon.
    Admiral Lord Nelson- Vladimir Putin.
    Henry VIII- Mario Batali.

  2. KristenS says:

    They all look disappointingly unimpressive in modern clothing. Their own outfits are ostentatious, gaudy, flaunting their wealth and status, and are of the same level as their oversized personalities. The modern clothing is ridiculously understated in comparison, and it’s kindof a disappointment.

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