Hard Working Beginnings
Born in Beirut, Labanon Reem Acra attended the American University of Beirut Medical Center. She joined a fashion organization and graduated with a business degree in 1982. Several years later in 1986 she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In 1997 Acra started her Bridal collection. She brought 20,000 dollars worth of fabric and pitched designs to Saks Fifth Avenue and Kleinfeld. Today Acra is known for her ready to wear and bridal designs. Recently, Hidden Figures actress, Taraji P. Henson wore her gown on the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Award Red Carpet. Acra has dressed celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jannelle Monae, Angelina Jolie, and Gwen Stafani and many more.
In her recent collection, I love the sheer evening gowns and her play on velvet black bows. It gives feminine romantic vibes which I like to see in gowns and evening wear. Watch her 2017 Bridal Fashion show here.