1922 Beauty Pageant
I've been thinking about the newer phenomena of the vintage beauty pageant. We just wrapped up the Denver Modernism Show here and we Denverites have a new reigning Miss Modernism, Honey Touche. (That's her burlesque name)
The Miss Modernism pageant works much like a typical beauty pageant. I actually was a judge for this pageant a few years ago and we were put to the task to rate the ladies on 1) Attire/Hair/Makeup as it represented the time period that mid-century modern was popular, 2) Question/Answer, and 3) Talent. What I like about this pageant is that the Modernism movement covered a very long time period from the early 1930s well into the 1960s, so the pageant contestants have lots of decade looks to work with. We've had contestants and winners in 40s garb, 50s, 60s, all over the place.
Here's a picture of all the winners so far together and a picture of all of this year's contestants…a fabulous array of tastes and styles. I'd like to give every one of the contestants a sash for being amazing.
And I got to thinking, what are some of the other pageants here in the states and abroad that are dedicated to the retro girl? I know there are few vintage swimsuit competitions and of course the Palm Springs Miss Modernism, but am I missing something really special that it is in your home town?
Please comment on this post and tell me about your local pageant!