June 18, 2012 New York
Reem Acra has been courting a younger crowd the past few seasons, and her new Resort collection is another case in point. The series of charming colored-lace frocks that open the lookbook were the definite highlights here. We could picture starlets like Kristen Bell, Julie Bowen, and Malin Akerman—all of whom have worn Acra recently—attracting flashbulbs on the red carpet in any one of them. Still, Acra made sure to keep her older, core clientele happy with flattering, peasantlike long sleeves and fluid jewel-tone caftans that conceal more than they reveal. Nude gowns with wedding aisle appeal showed off Acra's craftsmanship—you can imagine the number of hours that went into all the structured ruffles, hand-embroidered paillettes, and sunburst pleating. Attention to detail like that makes brides feel special and is the main reason Acra remains relevant in the eveningwear market.
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