Of all the people I've interviewed in my three years of writing profiles here, Peggy Noonan was certainly one of the most memorable (WWD, June 20, page 12). As New York becomes a place less hospitable to creative types, there are fewer and fewer characters to write about. Will there be a group of people a generation from now who are as colorful as Susanne Bartsch, Simon Doonan, Don King, Florent Morellet, Eddie Hayes, Jimmy Breslin, and Peggy Siegal? I don't know and it worries me.
In other words, she's a person who's surprising. And that counts for a lot.