A true luxury lover, Acra delights in making women look and feel
beautiful. Her regal designs are developed with a modern aesthetic.
The eveningwear, bridal and ready-to-wear collections all evoke a
quality, which appeals to a discerning clientele including celebrities,
royalty, and style setting women from all corners of the world.
In 1997, Acra launched her fashion business with a bridal collection
that quickly became recognized for its elegance and impeccable designs.
This success led to the introduction of the Reem Acra evening
collection six years later. Similar to its bridal counterpart, it
features meticulously constructed designs ranging from understated chic
to ornate gowns. In spring 2008, Acra brought her aesthetic into the
ready-to-wear realm with distinctly modern designs that are marked by
rich color, lush fabrics, flawless construction and playful patterns.
While attending the American University of Beirut, Acra was discovered
by a fashion editor. Captivated with the intricately embroidered silk
organza gown Acra made from her mother’s dining room tablecloth and wore
to a party, she instantly offered to host a fashion show for Acra that
took place ten days later. Following the serendipitous encounter, Acra
studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and its Paris
counterpart at Esmod.
A short stint as an interior designer
was followed by Acra’s return to her fashion roots working in Hong Kong
and New York. A style-setting friend wore Acra’s first bridal design to
her society wedding and it sparked international interest for the
designer and Reem Acra Bridal was born. The gowns became renowned for
transforming classic bridal designs through the finest silks, intricate
beading and exquisite embroidery.
Celebrated for her ability
to match a look to a woman’s personality, Acra has dressed global style
icons for weddings, red carpet events, and award ceremonies, including:
Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, Catherine Zeta Jones, and
Eva Longoria - as well as royal families around the world.
Acra’s bridal, evening and ready-to-wear collections are carried by 150
of the world's most exclusive retailers. These stores include Bergdorf
Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue (US and Dubai), as well as
Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong, Asia and the Middle East.) Her designs are
also available at top retailers in Kuwait, Bahrain Riyadh, Dubai, and
Istanbul as well as Singapore and Korea, and in other Asian cities.
The Reem Acra Showroom is located at 730 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor, New York, New York, 10019