Arts and Culture

Preview: Meet the Miss Modernism contestants!

If the success of the Denver Modernism Show is any indication, Denver loves mid-century Modernism and its ruling principles of clean lines and futuristic thinking. All across the front range, we're suddenly frozen in the headlights of Mad Men and all that rad retro style that comes with it, and that's why the time is right for the Modernism show's first Miss Modernism Pageant. All week long, we'll be introducing you to some of the lovely ladies who will be strutting their retro stuff on Friday night at the National Western Complex.

See the first two after the jump, and let us know what you think.

Contestant # 1: Alisa Reynolds: "I would love to be Miss Modernism and represent the Mid Century style for the modern day woman. I have always endeavored to bring the best of the 1950's and 60's into my private and social life. For me, being crowned Miss Modernism would be divine!"

Contestant # 2: Holly Brister: "The reason why I want to be Miss Modernism is 100 percent materialistic: I want that $500 to spend at the show!!! Those Bakelite booths are already calling my name! I've attached a couple pictures of myself. Also, if you'd like to know more about me I have a blog.

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