[Mid-16th century. Via obsolete French turbant, Italian turbante < Turkish tülbend < Persian dulband]
I only know so little about this piece of headdress, the turban. My limited knowledge can only relay that turbans are worn by Muslims and Indians to serve as a social status symbol and at the same time an effective protection against the heat of the sun and dust. There is yet so much more about the turban that I do not know of.
What interests me is the fashionable elegance I seem to associate the turban with. Turbans may not be the rave today but it did had its time way back in the 40's and 50's. Once in a while couture designers include chic turbans on the runway but only to accent and give ummpf to the main outfit feature.
But there are a few people adventurous, eccentric and fashion forward enough who don a turban and get away with it.
Beyonce JLo Kate Moss
In the fashion world, turbans are the fabulously chic alternative to wearing a hat when you are having a bad hair day. Termed as "Cache-Misère" by French couturier Poiret which literally translates to "hide-misery".
Do you think I can get a way with wearing one? What do you think? hehehehe