Professor Louise Wilson, who was a long-serving course director at Central Saint Martins at University of the Arts London, has died at the age of 52.
Wilson had been credited with helping to shape the careers of lauded British designers Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, and was recognised for her influence on fashion by receiving an OBE in 2008.
McCartney said Wilson was "an inspiration and force in fashion", adding: "No one will ever replace you because you were a true one off."
Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has been awarded a CBE by the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Pendleton retired after the London 2012, but her haul of titles stands at two Olympic gold medals, nine golds from the World Championships and podium-topping results in the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.
Designer Stella McCartney also received an honour today - an OBE for services to fashion.