Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dressed to Kilt Dressing

Looking very Scotch Spartan
Laura McGhee
Victoria's Secret
Simona Fuscio
Two Monday nights ago at Capitale down on the Bowery, they staged the annual Dressed to Kilt. Designed to publicize and promote Scotland, its art and commerce, it was begun by Dr. Geoffrey Carroll, a Scotsman living here in the U.S. What started out as a small but convivial party has grown into a enormous fund-raiser (for Scottish charities) and one of the most popular parties in New York.

I was a judge at this last one, for whatever that’s worth (nada). It was basically a fashion parade (with a lot of kilts) that teetered temptingly (?) on the brink of a frat house celebration. With a lot of cheering, laughs and applause. Afterwards the parties continued looooooonngg into the wee hours of the morning. Here’s a good look at the runway cast:
Mystic Highland Pipe Band; Jumping for joy; Here's looking at you, DPC.
Art and Elizabeth Christensen
Billy Boyd
Kimberly Guilfoyle and Eric Villency
Lois Anna Weatherup
Tom Gold
Michael Strahan
Victoria's Secret
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Olivia Palermo and Nicole Romano
AJ Calloway
Victoria's Secret
Tony Curran
Jason White (below, right) takes on Victoria's Secret models
Euan Rellie and Tinsley Mortimer
Stone Phillips
Matthew Modine and Michael Strahan
Linda Hamilton
Billy Boyd
Matthew Modine
Simona Fuscio and Marcus Schenkenberg

Photographs by Rob Rich/516-676-3939