This was from yesterday’s event…delayed by circumstance. Anyway, is this not the academic version of the silks presented by jockeys, as at the Derby last weekend?
Love the center foreground mortarboard with the taped tassel…. Turns out there’s quite an etymological tale about that hat…real name/aka: square academic cap. Scary part: the hat style may have been derived from a Roman Catholic clergy style in turn derived from ancient times.