Below is a partial list of the individuals that have been invited to participate in the April 2023 Dressed to Kilt show. Many of them have already confirmed. As always, the final runway line-up will continue to expand over the coming months, so keep coming back to see the updates.
Craig & Megan Ferguson [Honorary Chairmen]
Craig is a Scottish comedian, actor, writer, television host. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known for hosting the CBS late-night talk show “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” for which he won a Peabody Award in 2009 for his interview with South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. He married Megan Wallace-Cunningham, a NYC art dealer , at Megan’s family farm in Vermont in 2008. Their marriage is considered a “ DTK marriage “ as Craig has been a model in the DTK LA show, and Megan was a model in the DTK NYC show. And they were personally introduced by Dr. Geoffrey Scott Carroll, the Co-Founder and Chairman of Dressed to Kilt. Craig became an American citizen on February 1, 2008 and he broadcast the taking of his citizenship test as well as his swearing-in ceremony on the Late Late Show.
Admiral Thomas Richards
Admiral Richards had a 30 year naval career during which he was a Navy SEAL and in the 1990s he served as the Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command. In this position he was responsible for providing combat ready SEALS and Special Warfare Combat Crew Members to combatant commanders throughout the world.
He was born in Irvine, Scotland and is the closest thing to a real life Scottish James Bond that exists. He spent 10 years in the British Armed Forces as a Paratrooper, diver and bomb disposal officer, including serving with the 16 Air Assault Brigade. He is a member of MENSA and has served in many of the world’s troubled hot spots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Falkland Islands. Oh, and he plays Danial Craig’s stunt double in the current James Bond films.
Captain Anna Gabrielle
Anna is clearly something of a pioneer in the women’s aviation industry. She has spent more than 20 years as a commercial airline pilot for a large American airline flying the MD-80, the B-757, the B-767 and the Airbus 320 series as a Captain. She was the first female to chair a pilot committee at her airline, and her image has been featured in a nationwide promotional campaign that included recruitment initiatives for women. She was also a flight instructor and an adjunct university professor of aeronautics. She earned her B.S. degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Anna’s philanthropic endeavors have been focused on children and she personally created a foundation to raise money for child trafficking rescue and prevention.
Master Falconer, sportsman and lecturer on the ancient sport of falconry. Falconry was the sport of kings for hundreds of years, and Brian will walk the runway together with his falcon
Washington Times Opinion Editor. Grew up in the Virginia countryside hunting and fishing
Rev. Cannon Dana Colley Corsello
Rev. Cannon Dana Colley Corsello joined the Washington National Cathedral in 2017 as its Vicar. She hails from Midland, Texas and was ordained in 1999 in the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Her BA degree is from the University of Missouri and she also has a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York. She came to the Washington National Cathedral from San Francisco where she served for 8 years as the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Vicar will be making her runway debut wearing “The World Peace Tartan”.
Edward C. Byers Jr.
Edward was born in Ohio and is a retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor on February 29, 2016 in the White House from President Obama. He distinguished himself by heroic gallantry as an Assault Team Member attached to a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan on December 8, 2012. He retired from the Navy after 21 years of service on September 19,2019 at the Washington Navy Yard. Ed has 11 overseas deployments with nine combat tours.
Napier University Edinburgh executive. Former head of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Graham is a Scottish television and film actor and author. He is originally from Glasgow and is perhaps best known for his roles as Dougal MacKenzie in the popular TV series “Outlander”, as Dwalin in the “Hobbit” trilogy, as well as the Saint of Killers in AMC’s series “Preacher”. STARZ TV produced a travel documentary starring Graham and his Outlander co-star called; “Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham”. Graham and Sam also published a book entitled, “Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare and A Scottish Adventure Like No Other”. The book reached the #1 spot on the NY Times Best Seller Lists.
Hotties and Hunks Who Hunt
This is perhaps the most politically incorrect section of the show but it is also one of the most favorite sections with the attendees. Great looking men and women who beaver away at their office in the city during the week but can’t wait till the weekend when they head to the countryside
Before the show even begins Jeff win’s this years award for being able to trace his Scottish roots back further than anyone else. He can trace his roots back to the 16th and 17th centuries when two of his distant relatives were knights in the service of James the Sixth, King of Scotland. He has very strong ties to Scotland including being married there. In keeping with the James Bond themes of our shows, Jeff spent his career in the CIA.
Former US Department of State senior official – former FOX News journalist, Annapolis graduate, former US Navy fighter pilot on aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf. She was also imbedded with the Navy SEALS in Afghanistan.
Lesley hails from Stirling, Scotland and she is the holder of five World Triathlon Titles. She is also the screenwriter of the first-ever German adaptation of the classic “All Quiet on the Western Front” which was recently nominated for 14 Bafta Awards and received 9 Oscar nominations. This could become the most decorated German film of all time. Watch this space.
Loch Duart Salmon
The Rolls Royce of Scottish salmon farming will have one of their good looking lads walking the catwalk with a Scottish salmon
Lucy Sophia Thomson
From Fife, she also attended the University of Aberdeen. She is the current Miss Scotland
Natasha and Samara Connery
Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughters wearing bespoke outfits made in the new Sir Sean Connery Tartan
Singer who has risen to fame on her natidreddd TikTok channel. She has earned more than 1.8 million followers for her singing clips often featuring Celtic music with lyrics on-screen and featuring her signature greeting "hello, my wee darlins."
Served 4 tours of duty in Afghanistan as a female attachment to the 75th Ranger Regiment, where she and her colleagues from the "Cultural Support Team" (CST) trained up a special unit of Afghani women. They were an all-female fighting force known as the Female Tactical Platoon (FTP). After the US military departed Afghanistan, Rebekah and the CST cohort worked to evacuate the FTPs who are now safely residing throughout the United States.
Chief Executive Officer of the Navy SEAL Foundation
Sean Spicer is the host of “Spicer & Co. “ on Newsmax TV every weekday evening. Sean is a Rhode Island native and holds a masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He has served more than 20 years in the US Navy Reserve and he is currently a commander. He was the former White House Press Secretary under President Trump. Sean’s political career began long before his high profile position in the Trump Administration. He has a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington DC from every vantage point. He has been active in a number of causes supporting veterans, adoption and cancer research.
Sisterhood of the Outdoors
This is an organization that was founded in 2010 by 3 friends who wanted to share their love of the outdoors by creating guided hunting trips for women. A sisterhood was born and it is now an organization of female professionals from all across the country. Their mission is to empower the next generation lady hunter. Today they create opportunities for women to learn to hunt, shoot and fish. Amy Ray is their Founder and CEO.
From Peebles, Scotland, she recently set a world record in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Together with her two mates they shaved a full day off the existing record.
The current family owner of Rettl Kilts & Fashion in the Austrian Alps. The firm was started in the 1860s and they are the only kilt maker in the German speaking world. Their winter skiing competitions in kilts are not to be believed
Ukraine Forever Tartan
This will mark the US debut of the Ukraine Forever Tartan that was recently designed and woven in Scotland. A young Ukrainian man and woman will model the Tartan on the runway.
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