Taylor Swift “wore a cap and gown for the first time” during her commencement address at New York University’s graduation ceremony.
The singer was also given a honorary doctorate of fine arts at the ceremony as she addressed the 2020, 2021, and 2022 graduating classes at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday (18/05/22).
Taylor marked the occasion on her Instagram, writing: “Wearing a cap and gown for the very first time see you soon NYU”.
While speaking to the crowd, Taylor joked her cap and gown was “much more comfortable” than the looks she usually wore when performing to similar sized audiences on similar stages.
She said: “Last time I was in a stadium this size, I was dancing in high heels and wearing a glittery leotard. This outfit is much more comfortable.”
The singer urged the graduating class that they should “learn to live alongside cringe” as it is an “unavoidable” part of life, citing her fashion choices from a decade ago.
Taylor continued: “You will look back on your life and cringe retrospectively. Cringe is unavoidable over the course of a lifetime… You can’t avoid it so don’t try to – for the entirety of 2012 I dressed like a 1950s housewife.”