Industry: Culture & Society
Designation: Fashion designer
Occupation: Fashion designer
Internationally famous for her bridal designs, Reem Acra is one of the most sought after fashion designers in the world. The New York-based fashion designer sells her products in famous clothing boutique stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, as well as through its flagship Reem Acra store in New York. Acra launched her business in 1997 and quickly became famous with the rich and the famous, with clients ranging from Angelia Jolie, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta Jones and Eva Longoria.
Having initially been an an interior designer who studied at Esmod Ecole de Mode in Paris and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Acra returned to her roots in New York and Hong Kong to begin a career in fashion. Recognised for her signature use of embroidery, the Reem Acra brand has expanded from being bridal wear only, to introducing daywear pieces to its collection.