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The Turban Trend: Can It Work?





A Prada turban on the spring Fashion Week runway from Style.com

As much as we adore Miuccia Prada, she started a rather disturbing trend this spring—the turban.

We moaned and groaned at first because let's face it—the turban is such an easy sartorial target (for one, it looks like a shower cap).

Then we thought, rather than simply bash this questionable headgear, let's see if we can find a case where it works—et voila, you're looking at it!

Paired with an elegant, floor-length black dress, we think this satin jewel-colored turban is the perfect accessory for evening. It's a glamorous throwback to fashion fifty years ago or so. And for some reason, it reminds us of The English Patient. It's sophisticated, chic, and hardly looks like she's hiding a bad hair day.

Perhaps that's the key: the idea that a turban can be tossed on to cover unkempt hair is a bit absurd. The woman who can successfully pull off the turban trend must wear it with resolve and clear intent.

Will you be donning a turban this season? Has fashion gone mad, or is this a fresh alternative to hats?

P.S. If you answered "yes" to the former, get your turban for $28 here. >>
Comments
turbans are elegant and exotic. think marlene dietrich in the 1930's. or those paintings in the 19th century when the orientalist trend was at its peak. love it.
:-)
#1 maggie z on 2007-07-20 08:22 (Reply)
I think I would sport a turban- lets face it, its one of those accessories that is iffy because not everyone can pull one off, and so when it becomes a trend most people will not like it, because it just doesn't work on the general population- I think that on specific people who can really work that look, they're great- otherwise, please tweens, don't try that at home....
#2 Anonymous on 2007-07-20 11:52 (Reply)
definitely too sophisticated for the bubble-gummer crowd.
#2.1 maggie z on 2007-07-20 12:27 (Reply)
gemma looks fabulous!
#3 trinny on 2007-08-15 11:27 (Reply)
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