License to kilt! Sean Connery’s socialite granddaughters Saskia and Natasha model new tartan tribute to the late James Bond actor at charity fashion show in New York
- Saskia Connery, 24, joined her sister Natasha, 26, for fashion show in New York
- Model and socialite are the granddaughters of James Bond actor Sean Connery
- The sisters donned a new tartan created in tribute to the late actor
- Saskia lives in Bahamas where she is staying with her partner Philip Muhr
Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughters Saskia and Natasha have unveiled a new tartan in tribute to the late James Bond actor at the Dressed to Kilt fashion show in New York.
The popular event, which was originally co-founded by Connery, the original James Bond, returned after a coronavirus-related hiatus last year and was held at Long Island’s Mill Neck Manor last night.
During the show, Connery was honoured with a new tartan specially designed for the actor with input from his family, which Saskia, 24, and Natasha, 26, could be seen modelling.
His fellow Dressed to Kilt co-founder Dr Geoffrey Scott Carroll arranged the plan for the kilt which is produced by Glenisla Kilts with a bespoke coat and dress designed by Totty Rocks of Edinburgh.
Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughters Saskia, 24, and Natasha, 26, have unveiled a new tartan in tribute to the late James Bond actor at the Dressed to Kilt fashion show in New York
The popular event, which was originally co-founded by Connery, the original James Bond , returned after a coronavirus-related hiatus last year and was held at Long Island’s Mill Neck Manor on last night (pictured in 2000)
Dr Carroll said: ‘The creation of the new Sean Connery tartan was an entirely Scottish collaborative effort.
‘Mark Gibson, well known tartan designer, worked together with Lady Connery, Stephane his son, and his granddaughters to create the tartan.
‘Lochcarron of Scotland then wove the new tartan in their mills, and the final kilt was made by John Culbert of Glenisla Kilts.
‘Sir Sean was one of the co-founders of the Dressed to Kilt (DTK) show in 2003 and without his personal support and involvement throughout the years, the show would not have achieved the enormous success that it has.
His fellow Dressed to Kilt co-founder Dr Geoffrey Scott Carroll arranged the plan for the kilt which is produced by Glenisla Kilts with a bespoke coat and dress designed by Totty Rocks of Edinburgh
The show, which raises funds for the Navy Seal Foundation and was livestreamed online, saw models strut their stuff in trendy kilts (left, a Union flag print and a quirky take on a more traditional Scottish outfit)
‘He helped us grow DTK to the largest, most prestigious and most exciting Scottish show in the world. ‘
The kilt’s debut will be modelled on the runway by Sir Sean’s granddaughters, Natasha and Samara Connery.
Scottish tartan designer Mark Gibson helped work on the look with his wife Lady Micheline Connery, son Stephane Connery and his granddaughters.
The show raises funds for the Navy Seal Foundation and was livestreamed online.
During the show, Coonery was honoured with a new tartan specially designed for the actor with input from his family, which Saskia and Natasha could be seen modelling
Another model could be seen striding down the runway wearing a huge sporran for the occasion
Other less traditional outfits included a smart tailored jacket in a beige and grey tartan (left) and a tweed ensemble (right)
Saskia, who normally splits her time between the US and the Bahamas, is a fashion entrepreneur and influencer with over 12,000 followers on Instagram.
She regularly shares snaps of her adventures across every corner of the globe, from Paris to London.
The granddaughter of the former 007 star attended school in the States before going to college in Paris, where she graduated in 2017.
As well as enjoying poetry, photography, spearfishing and tennis, the socialite also spends time volunteering at a Bahamian school for underprivileged children on the island.
Meanwhile the traditional Scottish trews were also on display during the show last night, with as model opting to wear a pair with a green velvet jacket
On her LinkedIn page, she describes herself as having a ‘unique passion and energy’ which she brings to ‘everything she does.’
She wrote: ‘Having lived in The Bahamas, London, New York and Paris, and having traveled extensively elsewhere, I easily connect, am familiar and sensitive with people of all ages, cultures, religions and nationalities.
‘I am a fast learner and very intuitive especially when it comes to fashion creativity, marketing or public relations.
‘I am full of innovative ideas and love to learn and capture the most I can from opportunities and work with others.’
Saskia recently revealed she was making a swimwear line after feeling frustrated about the lack of options in the market.
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