How income inequality invaded high fashion

The elite turn to understatement in the age of Piketty

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The biggest fashion story of this year isn't Rihanna's see-through dress or candy-colored hair. It is normcore, a phrase coined by trend forecasting collective K-Hole to describe the phenomenon of cool kids dressing more like regular folks: Think fleece jackets and roomy jeans. As reported by New York, trying to look different and authentic is now out. Sameness is in.

Though I doubt we'll see Anna Wintour in Costco khakis anytime soon, it does appear that she, along with the other editors, stylists, and designers who make up the fashion elite, got the message.

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