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New York painted tartan as stars turn out in kilts
The celebrity show, which took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, saw famous Scottish faces such as Billy Connolly and actress Louise Linton turn models for the evening.
American stars Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Noth, alongside Scottish actor Brian Cox, also took to the catwalk in traditional kilts, before baring their backsides in front of the shocked audience.
The theme for the Scottish gala this year was country chic, and guests invited to the Dressed to Kilt event were asked to dress in “something Scottish or something country”.
Dressed to Kilt, which is part of Scotland Week in New York, is regarded as the largest Scottish fashion charity event in the world outside of Scotland.
Find out more about Scotland Week