Wednesday, March 31, 2004

'Dressed to Kilt' Fashion Show:

(Press Release) New York, NY (April 5, 2004) Thirty hot men and 10 gorgeous women are set to take the stage tonight with one thing in common—they’ll all be wearing skirts! Donning their Tartan finest, these 40 “models” have agreed to bare their legs (and maybe more) for DRESSED TO KILT, a kilt fashion show benefiting Friends of Scotland.

Honorary Chairman Sir Sean Connery and a committee of celebrities and New York notables will be marking Tartan Week in style—wearing Scottish fashion that ranges from the most traditional to the wildly contemporary. Each will be judged on their attitude, style and most importantly, legs.

This year’s event will take place at Sotheby’s and is the second Dressed to Kilt in New York. “It is an outrageously entertaining evening,” said Geoffrey Scott Carroll, one of the founding benefactors of Friends of Scotland and the evening’s co-host. “From the strutting models to the Celtic music to the stunning clothes, the entire evening is a bloody great hoot!”

Expected to show some leg on the runway are designer Alexandra Lind Rose, actor Kyle MacLachlan, Daily News columnists George Rush and Joanna Molloy, Gotham editor-in-chief Jason Oliver Nixon, VIP photographer Patrick McMullan, model Marcus Schenkenberg, restaurateur Rocco DiSpirito and hotelier Vikram Chatwal.

Judging those legs will be Andre Leon Talley, Serena Bass, Muffie Potter Aston, Dennis Basso, Gigi Mortimer, Mary Alice Stephenson, Amy Sacco and Helen Schifter.

Members of the Scottish and British government will also be on hand, including Rt. Hon. Jack McConnell, First Minister of Scotland. After the show, there will be a silent auction to include trips to Scottish castles and a number of the models on the runway.

Dressed to Kilt is sponsored by Highland Park a distillery that produces Scotch whisky. Cocktails begin at 7:00PM and the runway show is set for 8:00PM with a party to follow. Tickets are $150 and are available by calling 212.242.9353 or on the internet at www.dressedtokilt.org

So come watch, as New York hunks become Highland hunks and address the question of what one REALLY wears under a kilt….

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