i now firmly believe that the uk getting points is a plot to avenge brexit through economic collapse by having to finance eurovision. all of europe banded together against them. it's the only possible explanation
Made of Chinese patterned silk, this dress uses an export textile in a Western garment. Arguably, Asian textiles were associated in the Western mind as much with private leisure as with ceremony. Many Eastern textiles entered Western dress first as intimate boudoir and other at-home garments such as robes and banyans, suggesting the qualities of exoticism and erotic mystery associated with far-off lands. The selvage at the back waist reveals Chinese characters, indicating the textile's manufacture, and the flaring sleeves are what the West calls the pagoda style.
Eurovision fun fact: In the UK we have a very specific Eurovision tradition in which we raise a glass at Song 9 to the late Terry Wogan, who was our iconic commentator for years before handing over to Graham Norton. His parting advice to Graham was never to start drinking before Song 9. So every year since he died, Graham leads us in raising a toast to Terry just before Song 9.
Just a little fun fact for anyone who wants a bit of Eurovision trivia. It might come up in a pub quiz one day xD