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King’s College London Academic Dress

Created by fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, the gowns and hoods have been designed with colours that reflect the university's Faculties of study and the level of the degree. A unique feature of the gowns is the King’s College London lion button on each shoulder.

The colours:

model wearing school of Biomedical & Health Sciences gown

Faculty of Biomedical & Health Sciences - Orange

Dental Institute - Fuchsia

model wearing a school of humanities gown

Faculty of Arts & Humanities - Green

model wearing Institute of Psychiatry graduation gown

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - Deep red

model wearing school of law graduation gown

Dickson Poon School of Law - Silver

model wearing school of medicine graduation gown

Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, School of Medical Education (MBBS only) - Purple

model wearing school of nursing and midwifery graduation gown

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery - Lilac

model wearing a school of physical sciences & engineering graduation gown

Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences - Coral

model wearing school of science and public policy graduation gown

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy - Gold

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