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Alber Elbaz to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Alber Elbaz will receive an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London Friday.

Alber Elbaz

Alber Elbaz

Photo By Courtesy the Royal College of Art

DR. FASHION: Alber Elbaz will receive an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London this Friday, alongside the curator Paola Antonelli and the prize-winning sculptor Grayson Perry.

According to the college, honorands are awarded for their “significant contribution to culture and industry, both internationally and in the U.K.”

Leading figures from the spheres of fine art, design, fashion, textiles, the applied arts, humanities and philanthropy are among those honored each year.

The three will join 575 students who are receiving postgraduate degrees during a ceremony that will be streamed live on the college’s Web site for the first time.

During the ceremony, the textile and fashion designer Celia Birtwell will be named a senior fellow of the Royal College.