Venus Williams to get a degree in fashion design

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On Thursday, December 13, former world number one Venus Williams will receive her associate’s degree in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Williams, who has been attending the college since the fall of 1999, has been dedicated to finishing her studies in the midst of Grand Slam wins to receive this long sought after degree. That deserves respect!

“I love fashion and the idea that I am using my design education to actually create clothing and footwear that reflects my personality and energy both on and off the court,” said Williams of her new line, EleVen.

Andre West, chair of the Fashion programs at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale said, “Venus has been a blessing to the department in so many ways, her drive and focus as we know is somewhere in the stratosphere. She has taken that same drive that she shows on the court all the way to the cutting table, sewing machine and computer.” (via On the Baseline)


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