Cap and gown the on trend summer look for Stella McCartney as she receives honorary degree


Cap and gown the on trend summer look for Stella McCartney as she receives honorary degree

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20:09 GMT, 18 July 2012

She's known for being on the cutting edge of fashion but today Stella McCartney embraced a historic clothing tradition as she donned a cap and gown to receive an honorary degree from the University of the Arts London.

The 40-year-old wore black and purple robes as she took part in the ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, London, today. Before the ceremony she Tweeted a picture of herself in the graduation attire.

She teamed her cap and gown with black trousers and hinted at her flare for fashion with stylish monochrome heels.

The graduate: Stella McCartney wears a black and purple cap and gown as receives an honorary degree from the University of the Arts London

The graduate: Stella McCartney wears a black and purple cap and gown as receives an honorary degree from the University of the Arts London

Accolade: The fashion designer is given the honour after previously graduating from Central St. Martins

Accolade: The fashion designer is given the honour after previously graduating from Central St. Martins

The fashion designer gave a short speech
when she was called to the stage to receive her honorary degree in
which she thanked the university for the recognition.

She also revealed
she will be offering an annual scholarship for students at Central St.
Martins so other fashion students can follow in her prestigious
footsteps.

Follow in her footsteps: As she gave her acceptance speech, the fashion designer revealed she would be offering an annual scholarship for students at Central St. Martins

Follow in her footsteps: As she gave her acceptance speech, the fashion designer revealed she would be offering an annual scholarship for students at Central St. Martins

The daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney previously graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in 1995. She went on to be the creative director at Chloe before establishing her own successful fashion house.

Her flattering and feminine styles are beloved by celebs including Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow.

But her designs are not just for red carpet wear. She was also asked to design the Team GB kit for the London 2012 Olympics.

Stylish: Stella teamed her cap and gown with monochrome heels

Stylish: Stella teamed her cap and gown with monochrome heels