After five weeks of competition, on Tuesday night at Suite 200, six designers competed for bragging rights and a $1,000 prize in the finale of the In the Cut fashion competition. The finalists -- Lisa Wear Designs, Maddie Haenel, Parasite Eve Designs, Robbi Sayuri, Sno Couture and Moderne Madame -- each presented three original designs to the judges.
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Also competing for a $200 glam-prize were six models: Lauren, wearing Lisa Wear Designs; Madison, wearing Maddie Haenel; Laura, wearing Parasite Eve Designs; Karly, wearing Robbi Sayuri; and Anna, wearing Sno Couture. The judges had their work cut out for them (pun intended!), but at the end of the night Modern Madame claimed the top designer prize, and Denver's top model bragging rights went to Anna. Both proved to be a cut above the rest.
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