As soon as you hear ‘Eurovision’ and ‘costumes’ you’ll more than likely instantly think of two things – glitz and glamour!
The head stylist for the 2021 contest set to be held in Rotterdam this May, Diek Pothoven, has spoken on a Dutch radio program Never Sleep Again about his vision for the 65th edition of the song contest. Pothoven said in the interview that he wants “presenters, performers and dancers in high-end modern dresses, rather than traditional princess dresses.” – which means we could be seeing a more vogue-esque style manifesting in the people on stage, creating a sleeker looking image.
Pothoven is not only a fashion designer making clothes, he has also directed major fashion campaigns and shows. He is enthusiastic about the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, stating “It’s in full swing, we’re working on a beautiful show. Since October, we have been working on all the preparations.” In total, Pothoven is responsible for more than 300 looks and designs by presenters, artists and dancers. “We take all the looks and passes with choreographers and directors, which we are designing for the artists and dancers.”
When asked if there would be a second cancellation of the contest due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Pothoven vehemently denied this. Phew!
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