Haven’t we all prayed for a television revival of the smash hit sitcom A Different World? Well, that just may happen if the show’s director Debbie Allen gets her way. Allen who tweeted that the “@EBONYmag article about Different World made me really want to get back in the saddle with that show…,” is calling upon the creators of the show to bring it back on air. A remake of the iconic series would be just in time for its 25th year anniversary and could mean an introduction to a completely new cast of fashionable characters.
StyleBlazers lets keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime here’s an ode to one of the sitcom’s most stylish characters!
Hillman’s ultimate southern belle, Whitley Gilbert, did more than expound upon her infinite wisdom of the finer things in life during her four years. This style and beauty maven was one of the first during the ’80s and ’90s to flaunt expensive “Chanel chic” designer labels and ritzy accessories. Whitley Gilbert epitomized dressing to the nines with an unapologetic elegance. No matter if she was going to “The Pitt” to catch up with friends or out with her boo Dwayne, Ms. Relax, Relate, Release was always impeccably dressed. A true icon, fashion was who she was.
Be sure to shop the look from our Whitley inspired style guide.