Friday, December 28, 2007

Cool Bikini

"The collection is meant to be like a jewel box," said Acra, who staged her first Pre-Fall ’08 presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 12. "The house is becoming more and more couture-like, so we wanted to make the exhibit like a museum."

For this jewel-box of a collection, then, jewel tones – rich amethyst, deep plum, jewel green and blue black - naturally played a starring role. A Grecian-style draped gown in a vibrant amethyst played to a gold embroidered neckline with great effect, while a jewel green halter dress in chiffon evoked ’30s-era movie stars like Jean Harlow.

"I dye all my own colors," said Acra, and the result is a flawless palette with rich, unique tones – perfect for standing out on the red carpet today. Acra’s contemporary version of classic Hollywood glamour has earned her a celebrity following, having outfitted Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Ashanti, Star Jones and Eva Mendes, to name a few.