Monday, April 05, 2010

Eve Muirhead models in NY

Dressed to Kilt is a Scottish Fashion show, held in New York. This year's event, the eighth, was again hosted by Sir Sean and Lady Connery. The theme of the show was Mad for Scotland, celebrating eccentric style and individuality! And curling star Eve Muirhead was invited to take part. That's her above, arriving for the event. The cult of the celebrity curler is with us! Full marks Eve, I think you look smashing. More photos as I find them!

Added later: Here she is on the catwalk! More here, here, here, and here, and below.

And here's a video. Hold on until right at the end for a glimpse of Eve.

A press release describes the event in this way. "Dressed to Kilt has established itself as the highest-profile Scottish event outside of the UK and the most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world. This unique show celebrates all aspects of Caledonian culture from fabric and fashion to art, music and whisky. The Dressed to Kilt fashion show showcases a range of fashions from traditional Highland kilts to designer haute couture fit for royalty, to cutting-edge fashion from Scotland's finest young talent as well as some of the world's top designers who have embraced and incorporated 'Scottishness' into their trademark styles. This year's show features looks from top fashion houses from both sides of the Atlantic, including a special tribute to Alexander McQueen and designs from Vivienne Westwood, 21st Century Kilts, Calzeat & Co Ltd, Holland & Sherry, Johnstons of Elgin, Joey D, Spencer Railton, Lochcharron of Scotland, Michael Kaye Couture, Sandra Murray, Gwen Russell and many more."

On the official website (here), Eve is described as "Eve Muirhead, 19 year old Scottish captain of British Olympic curling team and a babe." A BABE! What has our sport come to?

Here's some more of the press release: "Dressed to Kilt is renowned for attracting A-list celebrities and bold-faced names and this year's show is no exception, with celebrity participants including Sir Sean & Lady Connery, Scottish actors Gerard Butler and Alan Cumming, actor Mike Myers, country music singer Kellie Pickler, award-winning actor Sam Waterston, rock icon Joan Jett, renowned journalist Charlie Rose, Miss Scotland Katharine Brown, Scottish rugby team captain Chris Cusiter, Scottish captain of British Olympic curling team Eve Muirhead, Canadian musical group Bowfire, model and actor Marcus Schenkenberg, New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams, Broadway actor Matthew Modine, among many, many more."

To see Eve listed alongside Joan Jett just made my day!

There is a charity aspect to the event, the beneficiaries including the Erskine Hospital, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Talking about fashion, did you see the feature on our World Championship Silver girls in the Daily Record, here?

The photos are by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images