Naomi Campbell is officially a doctor. The model was awarded an honorary PhD from The University for the Creative Arts in London yesterday, to recognise her many contributions to the fashion industry. Never one to miss the opportunity to make a fashion statement, Campbell styled her graduation cap and gown with a Burberry jumpsuit and a pair of black leather boots. It all begs the question: have you ever seen a graduate look this chic?
In a video shared on Twitter, Campbell was seen wiping away a tear during the ceremony. During her acceptance speech the model marvelled at the fact that just the day before, she’d been walking the runway for Balenciaga.
Campbell also shared some advice during the speech, noting her “three Ds” for success: dedication, determination, and drive. “Never let anyone change the way you feel, change the course of what you and your vision and what you want for yourself,” Campbell told the room of graduates. “Never quit.”
The graduation ceremony, held at The Royal Festival Hall in London, was also attended by Campbell’s mother Valerie Morris, who was proud as punch dressed in matching Burberry, of course.