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The procedures and traditions surrounding academic graduation ceremonies differ around the world.
Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress, comedian and fashion designer.
Arianna Huffington (née Stasinopoúlou; born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου, July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman.
Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos "excellent", and κράτος kratos "power") is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.
The aristocracy is a social class that a particular society considers its highest order.
Arkan (Aркан, Aрґан) is a popular dance of the Ukrainian Hutsul people (from Hutsulshchyna, southwestern Ukraine).
Ascot Racecourse ("ascot" pronounced, often incorrectly pronounced) is a British racecourse, located in Ascot, Berkshire, England, which is used for thoroughbred horse racing.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Azalea Trail Maids are a group of fifty high school seniors chosen yearly to serve as "Official Ambassadors" for the city of Mobile, Alabama.
A bachelor is a man who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet.
Bachelor and Spinsters Balls (B&S) events are hosted regularly in rural Australia, known locally as "B & S Balls" or simply "B&S's".
A ball is a formal dance party.
A ballroom or ballhall is a large room inside a building, the designated purpose of which is holding large formal parties called balls.
Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
A billionaire, in countries that use the short scale number naming system, is a person with a net worth of at least one billion (1,000,000,000, i.e. a thousand million) units of a given currency, usually major currencies such as the United States dollar, the euro or the pound sterling.
Black tie, occasionally known in the English-speaking world by its French name cravate noire, is a dress code for evening events and social functions derived from British and American costume conventions of the 19th century.
BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated black comedy-drama series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
The phrase bon viveur is a pseudo-French phrase adopted in English in the mid 19th century, modelled on the French bon vivant "one who lives well", i.e. referring to a person who enjoys the good things of life.
The Bush family is an American family that is prominent in the fields of politics, sports, entertainment, and business.
CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010.
The comedy of manners is a form of comedy that satirizes the manners and affectations of contemporary society and questions societal standards.
The ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus) is either of two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family.
Conjoined twins are identical twins joined in utero.
The cotillion (also cotillon or "French country dance") is a social dance, popular in 18th-century Europe and America.
In American usage, a cotillion is a formal ball and social gathering, often the venue for presenting débutantes during the débutante season – usually May through December.
The Court of St James's is the royal court for the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
Court uniform and dress were required to be worn by those in attendance at the royal Court in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York, stylized as CSI: NY/Crime Scene Investigation) is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004, to February 22, 2013, for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes.
A curtsey (also spelled curtsy, courtesy in British English, or incorrectly as courtsey) is a traditional gesture of greeting, in which a girl or woman bends her knees while bowing her head.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence.
David Howell Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and public official.
A debutante dress is a white gown, accompanied by white gloves and pearls worn by girls or young women at their debutante cotillion.
Debrett's is a professional coaching company, publisher and authority on etiquette and behaviour, founded in 1769 with the publication of the first edition of The New Peerage.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Disney Channel (originally called The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1997 and commonly shortened to Disney from 1997 to 2002) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.
Duke of Somerset is a title in the peerage of England that has been created several times.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Elisabeth of Bavaria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, and many other titles by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. Elisabeth was born into the royal Bavarian house of Wittelsbach.
An evening gown, evening dress or gown is a long flowing women's dress usually worn to a formal affair.
The family of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, and his wife Michelle Obama is made up of people of Kenyan (Luo), African-American, and Old Stock American (including originally English, Scots-Irish, Welsh, German, and Swiss) ancestry.
Famous for being famous is a pejorative term for someone who attains celebrity status for no particularly identifiable reason (as opposed to fame based on achievements, skill, or talent) and appears to generate their own fame, or someone who achieves fame through a family or relationship association with an existing celebrity.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Gomez Addams is the patriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s, and subsequently portrayed in television, film and stage.
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar.
"Hi, Society" is the tenth episode of the first season of the CW television series, Gossip Girl.
High society, also called in some contexts simply "society", is the behavior and lifestyle of people with the highest levels of wealth and social status.
Hopak (Гопа́к), also referred to as Gopak in transliteration from the Russian language, the Cossack dance, or more recently as the Kazotsky Kick is a national Ukrainian dance.
The House of Bismarck is a German noble family that rose to prominence in the 19th century, largely through the achievements of the statesman Otto von Bismarck.
The House of Bourbon-Parma (Casa di Borbone di Parma) is an Italian royal and ducal family and cadet branch of the House of Bourbon, whose members once ruled as King of Etruria and as Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Guastalla, and Lucca.
The House of Lorraine (Haus Lothringen) originated as a cadet branch of the House of Metz.
The International Debutante Ball is an invitation-only, formal debutante ball, to officially present well-connected young ladies of distinction from upper-class families to high society.
Prince Ivan Sergeyevich Obolensky (born 15 May 1925) is an American New York City-based financial analyst and corporate officer.
Ivana Marie "Ivanka" Trump (born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, author and reality television personality.
Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (born August 15, 1978) is an American actress.
John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family.
Joshua Ian Schwartz (born August 6, 1976) is an American screenwriter and television producer.
Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is an American author who is the younger daughter of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States.
The kolomyjka (кoлoмийкa, kołomyjka; also referred to as kolomeyka or kolomeike) is a Hutsul music genre that combines a fast paced folk dance and comedic rhymed verses.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.
Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 191725 May 2011) was an English-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist.
Notable débutante balls in the United States include.
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino.
The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
Little Women is a 1994 American family drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong.
The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is the most senior officer of the Royal Household of the United Kingdom, supervising the departments which support and provide advice to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom while also acting as the main channel of communication between the Sovereign and the House of Lords.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (19 August 1919 – 24 February 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes.
Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez (born 27 November 1942), is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand.
The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.
Metropolitan is the debut film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman.
The National Debutante Cotillion and Thanksgiving Ball of Washington, D.C. is an annual dance and formal debutante presentation of young women.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.
Obolensky (Оболенский) is the name of a princely Russian family of the Rurik Dynasty.
Olivia Palermo (born February 28, 1986) is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur.
An open house (also known as open day and at-home day) is an event held at an institution where its doors are open to the general public to allow people to look around the institution and learn about it.
Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898), known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890 and was the first Chancellor of the German Empire between 1871 and 1890.
A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion.
A pearl is a hard glistening object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, such as a conulariid.
Kenneth Peter Townend (1921-2001) was a social editor and genealogist who was born in Leeds, 26 April 1921; and died in London, 16 July 2001.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
The debut is a traditional Filipino coming-of-age celebration which celebrates a young woman's 18th birthday, the age of maturity in the Philippines.
The Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine (Пласт Національна Скаутська Організація України, Plast Natsionalna Skautska Orhanizatsiia Ukrayiny), commonly called Ukrainian Plast or simply Plast, is the largest Scouting organization in Ukraine.
Polo is a team sport played on horseback.
Princess is a regal rank and the feminine equivalent of prince (from Latin princeps, meaning principal citizen).
Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia (born 28 November 1959) is a member of the House of Karađorđević, the former ruling family of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
In the United States, a promenade dance, most commonly called a prom, is a semi-formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students.
The fiesta de quince años (also fiesta de quinceañera, quince años and quince) is a celebration of a girl's 15th birthday.
"Riding in Town Cars With Boys" is the tenth episode of season 5 of the TV series Gossip Girl.
Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore is a fictional character from the WB/CW television series Gilmore Girls played by Alexis Bledel.
The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York is a charitable organization in New York City of men who are descended from early inhabitants of the State of New York.
The social season, or Season, has historically referred to the annual period when it is customary for members of a social elite of society to hold debutante balls, dinner parties and large charity events.
She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy sports film directed by Andy Fickman and starring Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey and Emily Perkins.
The Social Register is a semi-annual publication in the United States that indexes the members of high society.
A socialite is a person (usually from a privileged, wealthy, or aristocratic background) who has a wide reputation and a high position in society.
Something New is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Sanaa Hamri.
The Southern belle (derived from the French word belle, 'beautiful') is a stock character representing a young woman of the American Deep South's upper socioeconomic class.
A tea party is a formal, ritualized gathering for the small meal called afternoon tea.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
The Texas dip is a form of elaborate curtsey and prostration performed in Texas during debutante balls.
The Addams Family is a 1991 American supernatural black comedy film based on the characters from the cartoon created by cartoonist Charles Addams and the 1964 TV series produced by David Levy.
The City is an American reality television series that originally aired on MTV from December 29, 2008, until July 13, 2010.
The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Debut is an independent feature-length film directed and co-written by first-time Filipino American filmmaker Gene Cajayon.
The O.C. is an American teen drama television series created by Josh Schwartz that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons.
The first season of The O.C. commenced airing in the United States on August 5, 2003, concluded on May 5, 2004, and consisted of 27 episodes.
"They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" is the 52nd episode of the CW television series, Gossip Girl.
Patricia Nixon Cox (born February 21, 1946) is the elder daughter of the 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
Ukrainian Americans (translit) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry.
Ukrainian dance (Український тaнeць, translit. Ukrainian 'tanets') refers to the traditional folk dances of the peoples of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Engineers' Society of America is an organization of Ukrainian engineers and students based in New York City.
The Ukrainian Youth Association, commonly referred to as CYM (Спілка української молоді), is a scouting organization in Ukraine, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Germany, and the United States.
Uncle Fester, also known as Fester Addams, is a member of the fictional Addams Family.
The upper class in modern societies is the social class composed of people who hold the highest social status, and usuall are also the wealthiest members of society, and also wield the greatest political power.
The Veiled Prophet Ball is a dance held each December in St. Louis, Missouri, by the "Veiled Prophet Organization", founded by prominent St.
The Waldorf Astoria New York is a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance, normally in time, performed primarily in closed position.
What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American teen comedy film directed by Dennie Gordon and written by Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth Chandler, based on the 1955 play The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas-Home, the second adaptation for the screen of this work.
John Whitney "Whit" Stillman (born January 25, 1952) is an American writer-director known for his 1990 film Metropolitan, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the 1998 romantic drama The Last Days of Disco.
Whitney Eve Port (born March 4, 1985) is an American television personality, fashion designer, and author.
William Egan Colby (January 4, 1920 – April 27, 1996) was an American intelligence officer who served as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from September 1973 to January 1976.
William Collins Whitney (July 5, 1841 – February 2, 1904) was an American political leader and financier and a prominent descendant of the John Whitney family.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.