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Academic Robes

Excuse me, what gown is that?

This is a Harvard gown from the late 1980s

Harvard's color is pink?

No, Harvard's color is crimson.

But your gown isn't crimson.

No, my gown is fuchsia.

Someone thought that was crimson?

Or maybe it is electric pink. Or hot pink.

I don't understand.

Clearly somebody at Harvard in the 1980s had absolutely no color sense.

You are brave to wear that!

I agree. Some people have bought replacement robes made in the 1990s--by which time they had figured out what crimson was. And if you cannot wear hot pink in Berkeley, where can you wear hot pink?