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Photographer David Miller credits luck with helping him capture this intimate shot of the designers of Blumgarten & Co. putting the final touches on their floral gown at Fleurotica 2013, a haute couture runway show benefiting the Garfield Park Conservatory.


Backstage at Fleurotica, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

“I placed myself backstage to capture the garment creation, the technique and the rush of the designers completing their work,” he says. “When I took the image, I was trying to capture the moment when the piece finally comes together, the moment the designer takes his hands off the work and lets the model own it.”