Famous historical figures get updated for the 21st century

In a fun ‘what-if’ twist, History TV channel Yesterday recently worked with a bunch of digital artists to give famous historical figures a 21st-century makeover. The results are amusing: Shakespeare looks positively preppy in his checkered shirt and flannel vest, while Marie Antoinette looks like a fidgety socialite. So, if clothes maketh the man, it explains why we can hardly recognise any of these people in their contemporary garb.

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