Vanessa Friedman’s (she’s the Fashion editor for the Financial Times, TD) answer in her column about who’s the most influential designer of the past decade. It ended up being a ‘fashion persona’ that embodied it all…..
”She was, more than anything, a mirror of her times. She was a reality star in the age of reality television, a person famous for being famous; she wore all clothes and wore them superbly, which made other people want to wear them; she sampled and borrowed from other designers as they all sample and borrow from each other; she was all image, and she sold that image again and again; she made herself a brand in the age of branding.”
Source: Financial Times