Wednesday, March 26, 2003

2003 TARTAN WEEK IN NEW YORK OPENS WITH
DRESSED TO KILT RECEPTION AND FASHION SHOW


New York, NY (March 25, 2003 Press Release): On Tuesday, April 1st, 2003, Friends of Scotland will celebrate the opening of Tartan Week with a fashion show and a cocktails and dancing party at the Harold Pratt House in New York. This unique show will feature the most exciting Scottish fashion, from the traditional to the cutting edge. It will include the works of the most talented kilt, Tartan, and cashmere designers in the world..

Sir Sean Connery, the Honorary Chairman of the Friends of Scotland charity, will be co-chairing the event along with Kip Forbes, Kyle MacLachlan, Alan Cumming and Kirsty Hume. Men expected to show their legs are Antony Todd, Kyle MacLachlan, Jason Oliver Nixon, Tom Gold ( NYC Ballet), Gerard Butler (Tomb Raider 2, Reign of Fire), Alan Campbell ( Broadway, Sunset Boulevard,Contact, ) Jeffrey Banks (designer), Ronan Tynan (The Irish Tenors), Daniel Benedict, Lord Jamie Sempill and Henry Alsopp. This extraordinary show of traditional and contemporary Scottish fashion will be judged by such notables as Cindy Adams, Marisa Brown, Jennifer Creel, Ann Jones, Diandra Douglas, Ghislaine Maxwell, Felicia Taylor, Lynne White, Kenneth J Lane, Amy Sacco as well as Rena Sindi as well as many others.

The proceeds of Dressed To Kilt will benefit The Friends of Scotland, a new non-profit corporation created to advance contemporary Scottish interests and meeting contemporary Scottish needs in the United States.

Dressed to Kilt is sponsored by Dewars, Geoffrey Taylor Kilts, 21st Century Kilts, Frederick Fekkai, The University of Glasgow, Lochcarron, John Laing, Hillary Rohde Cashmere, Get Shirty, Betsey Johnson, MAC Cosmetics, Pringle of Scotland, Next Model Management, MBNA Charlotte Ronson and Scottish Development International.

For further information on Dressed to Kilt visit www.dressedtokilt.org or
Teresa Calice (212) 741.0141 teresa@bismarckmedia.com


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