Turban Chic: Malick Sidibé’s Mali

I’d juuuuust been introduced to Malick Sidibé’s work about a week ago, and today he passed away at the age of 80. Via Jack Shainman Gallery: “Malick Sidibé was a photographer known for his black-and-white images chronicling the exuberant lives and culture, often of youth, in his native Bamako, Mali in the 1950s, ‘60s, and […]

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Turban Chic: Paul Poiret

 (Woman’s Turban, 1911, courtesy of LACMA) I know I know, we’ve been talking turbans for over a year, and I am just now getting around to covering The Man himself, the O.G. of 20th century westernized turban appropriation (and arguably the most important and influential figure in the history of modern women’s fashion), the one […]

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Turban Chic: Jean-Paul Gaultier Men’s S/S and Resort 2013

Do I detect a little Sikh influence in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection? Turbans and beards galore! All the looks in his Resort 2013 collection featured turbans too: (all photos by Rainer Torrado / Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier) A turban even suits the man himself, non? (photo by Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com)

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Why the Turban?

(photo by Paolo Roversi for British Vogue) I have always been drawn to headwear, especially when it is worn for a spiritual purpose. My best friend growing up was (and is) a devout Muslim, and I was always fascinated by her hijab and the connection it had to her identity. I also loved all of […]

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