Just in case you weren’t aware, we are in the midst of Tartan Week (March 29th-April 10th), and as part of the celebrations the Annual Dressed to Kilt Gala was held last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom right here in New York.
If you’re wondering what’s so interesting about a bit of plaid, maybe if I mentioned Kiefer Sutherland in a kilt along with Sex and The City star Chris Noth showing the crowd exactly what was under their sporran, well that might get your attention.
The event is the brainchild of Friends of Sotland with the awesome Sir Sean Connery as the Honorary Chair, resulting in big named celebrity attendance each year. This year however Sir Sean pulled out of hosting the event at the last minute leaving the organisers in a fix and worrying about his health. Apparently he is fine and on the golf course…
The idea of the big night is that you wear something tartan, or you in fact are slightly Scottish – as my buddy who attended can atest to by means of her accent and (if pushed) a Glaswegian kiss…
There’s a fashion show where established designers, textile houses and aspiring designers get to show their tartan-tastic skills and of course there’s a lot of scotch to be drunk.
This year Stacey Kibler took to the runway, Marcus Schenkenberg was shamefully over dressed, whilst the aforementioned Sutherland/Noth duo along with Jason Patric and a few other cast members from their current Broadway revival ‘That Championship Season’, certainly left their mark on the occasion.
For more info on Dressed to Kilt click here
As for me, I’m happy to say that my (this seasons) red Obi belt travelled to the occasion on the slim waist of my authentic Scottish buddy – which must make it the most well partied belt of the week considering it was only the night before that it attended the NYAA TriBeCa Ball.
Should there be any offers for personal appearances from said Obi belt for the remainder of the week please contact it’s agent here…
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