Each season, Acra invents a charming new narrative for her bridal collection, with memorable gowns that offer a unique vision for the big day.
"This collection is about looking 20 years down the road," said Acra at the presentation for her Spring 2009 bridal collection on Sunday, April 13 at her New York showroom. "It's about the future. What's going to happen to my dresses? The young girls are going to go into their mother's closet and play with them. It's about having fun!"
To that end, models were placed in various tableaux vivant, where they had tea parties, lounged on furniture, played with dolls or simply smiled with a mischievous gleam in their eyes, as though they were girls who had just raided the attic were playing dress-up, as Edith Piaf's voice filled the room. In Acra's program notes, dresses referred to characters like , Raggedy Ann, Strawberry Shortcake and .