Grand Costume

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Academic Dress By Country - France
... fewer) in front and a train at the back (which in the current costume is not visible but attached with a button in the inner side of the gown) ... University rectors, chancellors or presidents wear also specific costumes, which are violet regardless of the academic field in which they graduated ... of yellow) The dress exists in two versions the petit costume ("small costume") and the grand costume ("great costume") ...

Famous quotes containing the words costume and/or grand:

    My neighbors tell me of their adventures with famous gentlemen and ladies, what notabilities they met at the dinner-table; but I am no more interested in such things than in the contents of the Daily Times. The interest and the conversation are about costume and manners chiefly; but a goose is a goose still, dress it as you will.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There aren’t any good, brave causes left. If the big bang does come, and we all get killed off, it won’t be in aid of the old-fashioned grand design. It’ll just be for the Brave New-nothing-very-much-thank-you. About as pointless and inglorious as stepping in front of a bus. No, there’s nothing left for it, me boy, but to let yourself be butchered by the women.
    John Osborne (1929–1994)