Stella McCartney and Lulu Guinness to receive honorary degrees

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Stella McCartney and Lulu Guinness are to be honoured by University of the Arts London with honorary awards for their contribution to the fashion industry.

London-born Stella McCartney will receive an Honorary Fellowship from Central Saint Martins College, where she studied for a BA degree in womenswear in 1995, at their graduation ceremony on July 18,  whilst Lulu Guinness will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the London College of Fashion at their ceremony on July 17.

Also up for a Honorary Doctorate from the London College of Fashion, where he is a visiting professor, is fashion illustrator David Downton, known for his watercolour images used in fashion campaigns worldwide. Both presentations will take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall.