Fashion Face-Off: 'black-ish'’s Zoey Johnson vs. 'A Different World'’s Denise Huxtable
Both girls do some gender bending—Zoey in her men's bowtie and Denise in her loosened school uniform.
Who wore it better? Everything goes best with a smile. Winner:Zoey.
Here they are with hair "down-to-there."
Who wore it better? Just looking at those dreads makes our scalps tender. Winner: Denise
The boldest fashionistas play with color.
Who wore it better? We're talking really bright color. Winner: Denise
Two class acts. Who wore it better?
Few people can pull off mixing red and pink while also wearing their grandmother's pearls. Winner: Denise.
Dare we call this look "hot and collared"?
Who wore it better? That depends on how many collars you think are necessary. Winner: Tie
No one said matching patterns are a must.
Who wore it better? If you're going to mix plaids, classic lines win over the pajama look. Winner: Zoey
These are no average cat ladies.
Who wore it better? While the animal print hat and cuffs are certainly bold, a full-on coat gives a much louder roar. Winner: Zoey
Style icons have their off days. Both girls rock "what the hell" looks.
Who wore it better? Zoey's safety pinned braid gives Denise's condom tip-like hat a run for it's money...in the "eh" department. Winner: Both losers.
It's not so different a world, is it? ABC is developing a black-ish spin-off that follows eldest Johnson daughter, Zoey (Yara Shahidi), off to college. And, if you're thinking, "That sounds just like The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, which followed Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) off to college," then, well, duh.
Yet, the similarities between Zoey and predecessor Denise don't end with their travails in higher learning; or with their well-to-do African American families; or their stunning good looks. Both girls are the teen style icons of their time and—quite surprisingly, considering their shows take place years apart—have donned quite a few of the same looks.
But who wore them better? We break it down in the gallery above.
The potential spinoff would focus on Zoey Johnson's college experience.