A backstage peek at a bridal dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Lots of bridal runway shows take place around this time of year, and this picture’s taken during one of them: Monique Lhuillier’s spring/summer 2016 show, last weekend at a New York hotel. I was drawn to this behind-the-scenes picture, rather than a standard runway shot, because I love how this ethereal dress, with appliqués and beading so delicate they look etched in ice, looks in this not-so-glam setting. The model, waiting her turn and elegantly slouching, is making no effort to show off her gown, and she doesn’t need to; it’s just glowing quietly in the background, all by itself.