– Suzy Menkes, fashion journalist.
Ms. Menkes goes on to make the point that it helps to write well about fashion when you know a little something about how clothing is constructed. Before going into fashion journalism she studied fashion design.
On another note regarding Ms. Menkes’ hairstyle, she’s been sporting what she calls a coif since the 1980s. She says that her hairstylist came up with it when Ms. Menkes complained that her long hair got into her eyes while she wrote at her desk. According to Ms. Menkes, her husband wasn’t a fan of this style and I have to agree. But it is distinctive and now, for her, it’s a signature look.