Reem Acra is a renowned Lebanese fashion designer best known for her use of silk and embroidery in her gowns. Acra studied fashion in both Paris and New York where she won several awards, and began creating custom wedding gowns in 1995. Her gowns are considered to be both traditional and elegant, as she uses only the highest quality materials in her dresses.
Reem Acra gowns are easily distinguishable by their embroidery. Reem Acra combines detailed needlework with swarovski crystals and seed pearls to create beautiful, highly detailed designs on the bodices and skirts of her wedding gowns. Many of her gowns are constructed using silk-satin, though she also incorporates taffeta, chiffon, charmeuse and organza in her gowns as well to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind gowns for brides.
The beadwork on Reem Acra’s gowns complements wide variety of dress styles that she has created. From flowing, loose gowns to tight, a-line silhouettes with stunning off the shoulder necklines, Acra has truly created a style to fit the body and personality of every bride.
The delicate detailing and rich fabrics used by Acra have attracted a large number of celebrities to her gowns, including Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Her gowns are available to the general public at her Madison Avenue boutique in New York, as well as at a variety of stores internationally such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.