It’s not that everyone wore brown this year; just that it hadn’t been a color you see on the red carpet very often, so its surge caught my attention. This isn’t an exhaustive slideshow — as with all of these trend pieces, we’re going for just enough to illustrate that it was there, but not enough that it takes me three days to write. Anyway, I’ve always enjoyed a brown suede, but hadn’t given much thought to it in many other contexts. Please, behold this array, and let me know if you’re on board or ready to put brown to bed.

[Photos: Kathy Hutchins, Matt Baron, Stephen Lovekin, Diggzy, Jordan Strauss, Dave Starbuck, Dave Alloca, Stewart Cook, Michael Hurcomb, Gregory Pace,, Eric Charbonneau, John Salangsang, AFF-USA, Chelsea Lauren, Rob Latour, Kristina Bumphrey/Shutterstock, Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock, Getty]
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