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Style

Runway Rundown

The end of the trend

While previous decades had their defining looks, fashion has taken a turn for the anything goes.

“SOME DAYS I THINK IT STARTED WITH THOSE IDIOT CROCS.”

Marian Salzman, one of the world’s most decorated trend spotters — the visionary credited with predicting the rise of the metrosexual — is trying to peg the moment the fashion trend died. When the biggest trend became no trend at all. The day the fashion police turned in their badges.

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