Trends. I Dream of Jeannie. The Return of the Turban? Second City Style Fashion Blog

Here is a trend when I saw come down the runway last spring fell flat in my mind…the turban. I think there are better ways to hide a bad hair day and frankly when I see one I assume the person has a hair loss problem. Thankfully, today’s New York Times agreed with me.

Turban_ralph_lauren_2 From the New York Times: There are reasons to raise a skeptical brow when a group as disparate as Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Madonna attempt to bring turbans of the Old Hollywood variety back into fashion.

Turbans may be an appropriate visual accent in fashion’s current fixation with early 20th-century revivals, along with the cloche styles favored by Paul Poiret, who is getting the curatorial treatment at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May. But since Ms. Prada made the most conspicuous use of turbans, showing glamorous jewel-tone versions in her spring collection, fashion people have been wondering whether an accessory that fell out of favor in Western fashion after World War II could enjoy a renaissance.


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If they wear Ms. Prada’s pricey turbans, or the inexpensive Madonna versions at H &Turban_madonna_2 M, will they be seen as modern-day Lana Turners luring their postmen? Or as ding-dongs.

This week, The Daily, a gossipy fashion site, took stock of those who have turned up at recent events in the Prada looks, including the designer Rachel Roy, the socialite Vanessa Traina and the turbanista Mary-Kate Olsen, who strangely wore one atop her long white tresses and ended up looking more like Axl Rose. Vogue Hommes did not help matters by hilariously showing Ms. Prada’s turbans on a man.

Read the entire article: Somehow It Feels Old Hat by Eric Wilson

1. Prada RTW Spring ’07
2. Ralph Lauren RTW Spring ’07
3. Madonna for H&M

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