Suzy Menkes — British Journalist born on December 24, 1943,

Suzy Menkes, OBE is a British journalist and esteemed fashion critic. Formerly fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune, Menkes is now International Fashion Editor for nineteen international editions of Vogue online... (wikipedia)

The way that people dress makes them part of an army, dressed in their own uniform, determined to do something.
There are some designers who flash and burn - Courreges is an example of that. But he still marked fashion history. And I don't think that longevity is always a badge of honor. Modern brand management means that we are always celebrating birthdays, when what is exciting about fashion is innovation, not repetition.
As the fashion carousel spins ever faster, the concern is that, while the stream of newness never runs out, there's going to be a good deal more crash and burn among designers in the future.
Fledgling designers need investment - but how much easier it is to put them in a dead man or woman's shoes, perhaps also backing the new designer's namesake line, but only as what the French call a 'danseuse,' a plaything.
My style has always been to choose the charming and quirky.