Last night, the annual Dressed to Kilt gala took place at the M2 Ultra Lounge in New York City. Hosted by Sir Sean and Lady Micheline Connery and dubbed “Mad for Scotland”, the event featured a celebrity fashion show and celebration of all things Scottish – from kilts and couture to haggis and whiskey.
Known for drawing bold faced names, this year’s show featured runway performances from Mike Myers, Al Roker, Kellie Pickler, Donald Trump, Jr., Alan Cumming, Kyle McLachlan, Joan Jett and Olympians Eve Muirhead and Shani Davis. The star participants walked for a host of notable judges, including Nigel Barker and Robert Verdi. Donald, Melania and Venessa Trump showed their support for Donald Trump, Jr. during his runway debut from Sean Connery’s private VIP area. The designers fully embraced the “mad” part of the theme with “a visual feast of eccentric elegance, surreal ensembles, stunning fabrics, and mad hatters”.
Proceeds from the evening’s event benefited the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Erskine Hospital of Scotland. In tribute to these groups, Dan Nevins, Dawn Halfaker and Ryan Kules (Wounded Warrior Project) and Mark Connolly (Erskine Hospital) represented their organizations on the runway.[salbumphotos=130,72,7,n,n,picasa_order]