In addition to the museum’s brand-new exhibition programme, as the icing on the cake nine outfits from the Eurovision Song Contest will go on display at Kunstmuseum Den Haag on 5 June. The spectacular Dutch designs worn by the female presenters and several Dutch artistes will be on show in the museum’s grand reception hall until 11 July 2021.
The exhibit will for example include the petrol-blue dress worn by presenter Chantal Janzen at the second semi-final and the breathtaking lilac gown with which she surprised the audience during the final results, both of which were designed by Claes Iversen. And visitors will also get to see a sparkling dark-blue design by David Laport that presenter Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) wore for the first semi-final. Laport also created the two-piece sequined ensemble worn by presenter Edsilia Rombley on the same evening. Alongside these very elegant creations, another five outfits by designers MARTAN and Sjaak Hullekes will also be on display. They were worn by artistes Glennis Grace, Eefje de Visser, Pieter Gabriel and Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence during their interval performances.
Diek Pothoven, Head of Fashion at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, chose exclusively Dutch designers, in consultation with the presenters and their regular stylists. Seven other Eurovision creations by the same designers can be seen at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. Kunstmuseum Den Haag and the TextielMuseum are both partners of Modemuze, a leading Dutch platform for fashion and costumes.