Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Cumming shocks in kilt

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming proved a hit wearing a green kilt to a party at the White House on Friday.

The actor embraced his Scottish roots by attending the exclusive event in a traditional green knee-length pleated kilt on Friday evening. Alan showed no signs of feeling uncomfortable as he happily mingled with other guests who had followed the dress code with elegant gowns and suits.

“In a room full of grey suits, Alan had on a greenish kilt and a black ‘wife- beater’ style shirt - at the White House,” a source told New York Post’s Page Six.

The party was held by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. It seems Alan’s outfit was a hit as fellow distinguished guests were eager to meet him to discuss the look.

“The wives and partners of the Democratic donors there were lining up to have their picture taken with him,” an insider added.

Alan is no stranger to wearing kilts to public events.

In April, he attended an after-party for his Broadway play Macbeth in a blue, yellow and red checked kilt. He completed the look with a sleeveless black shirt, blue tie and black military boots.

In 2009, Alan was honoured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for services to film, theatre and the arts and for his work as a gay rights campaigner. To mark the occasion he donned a kilt made of the Hunting Cumming pattern, along with a matching jacket and waistcoat.

Alan, who wore his short peroxide hair in spikes for the royal event, even revealed he had chosen to adhere to the full Scottish tradition for his date at the palace.

''Yes, I have no underpants on,” he smiled.

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