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Norma Kamali Receives Honorary Doctorate from FIT

2010 FIT Commencement
Menswear creative director for Calvin Klein Italo Zucchelli, Fashion Director at Marie Claire Nina Garcia and designer Norma Kamali attend the 2010 FIT Commencement at Radio City Music Hall on May 25, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Norma Kamali (Getty Images)Iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali was among the celebrating graduates at the Fashion Institute of Technology's commencement ceremony on Tuesday—in a sense.

The inventor of the sleeping-bag coat and the high-heeled sneaker earned her first FIT diploma in 1964, but was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts this week.

Kamali was joined by fashion designer Italo Zuccheli and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia, who gave the keynote address.

More pictures of Norma Kamali at the FIT Commencement:
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
  • Norma Kamali in 2010 FIT Commencement
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