The Norwegian representative from the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, Didrik Solli-Tangen, was voted Norway’s best dressed male at a celebrity gala this year.
Celebrity stylist, Jan Thomas, heads the jury panel who vote annually for the best dressed Norwegian male and female. Solli-Tangen was also interviewed about his fashion sense by Seoghør.no.
I’ve never won an award before. I am nervous now and have really bad palpitations! Thank you so much!– said Solli-Tangen, as he accepted his award.
You have something that is unique amongst Norwegian men: a strong and solid look. You use clothing as communication and are true to your own style. You defy the typical laws of fashion and know that winning “Best dressed man 2014” is a remarkable achievement– says Thomas of Solli-Tangen’s accomplishment.
A few weeks before the gala, Jan Thomas and Didrik met at a secret photo shoot. There was a great atmosphere at the photo shoot, which took place at the Chat Noir.
You would not believe how tiring it was to repeatedly stand up and sit down, but in the modelling business, you must often pose in unnatural postures. While it looks great in the pictures, it isn’t easy on the body. You get pretty sweaty- says Didrik.
Didrik was very happy when he learned that he had won the award, which last year went to TV2 colleague Stian Blipp.
It’s important to me that my outfit looks good. I’m not like I really follow fashion, watch catwalk shows and look out for what’s in vogue right now, but I like to look good, I must admit.
On stage he wears a tuxedo, but privately he has a far more creative style. More creative than most of his fans realise. Solli-Tangen also has trouble resisting temptation.
There was a period where I was very keen to buy shoes. If I saw some special shoes, I just had to have them– says the artist.
It has meant that he has three pairs of designer sneakers standing unused at home. One pair is pink with a dog’s head in front! The second pair features pastel colours, while the third has wings.
I bought all three at once in the US, as they were “special edition”. One pair arrived in the store the day I got there, so I had to have them! The others were pretty cheap, around 300 kroner. I have worn the wing shoes a few times.- Didrik adds.
Didrik Solli-Tangen represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song My heart is yours and finished in 20th place with 35 points.