Henry who?

Just so you'll know, Henry Holland is a designer

My 28-year-old daughter asked if I knew who Henry Holland was. When I said no, she crinkled her nose and eyes as if I had just surfaced from living in a cave for a century. When I’ve asked some twenty somethings if they knew who Nat King Cole or Bonnie Cashin were, they looked at at me like I was from outer space.

It’s fascinating to ponder who will be remembered a century from now in the history books. Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber (where in the world did he come from?) Matt Damon and Brad Pitt? Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray? Oprah and Ellen? Paris Hilton and Kendra Wilkinson? Donna Karan and Tom Ford? The media in the 21st century can create celebrities overnight, but who will survive the proverbial test of time?

Who are the leaders, the geniuses, the human beings whose time on earth enriched us, entertained us, taught us and helped us move forward so the next generation will be better off than we were?

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