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It's Dr. Christian Louboutin now

The Fashion Institute of Technology awards revered footwear designer with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree

By Andrea Tim | Published: 27 May 2014

Dr Louboutin
Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

How would you like a pair of shoes designed by someone with an honorary doctorate? French shoe designer Christian Louboutin put on his mortarboard to receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York on 22 May.

The degree recognises the stiletto master's contribution to the fashion industry throughout his career, which truly kicked off in 1991 when he opened his Paris salon. During this time, Princess Caroline of Monaco notably became his first customer. Christian's red-lacquered soles have become his signature and most coveted look, among the hundreds of thousand shoes he sells a year.

In his commencement address, Christian advised his fellow graduates to "feel good and feel great to live your passion, something you like so much that you can't not share it with the rest of the world."


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