Reem acra pre-fall: American glamour

New York:The theme of Reem Acra’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection, shown in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 15, was “American Glamour,” but the Lebanese-born designer incorporated many exotic influences in this collection of sparkly eveningwear, with looks that would be at home in a Bollywood musical or an exclusive penthouse in Dubai. They’re dresses that most certainly could rock the red carpet this award’s season.And in fact, Halle Berry already donned a short gold sequined cocktail number from this collection in Los Angeles last week at Spike TV’s Scream Awards for a swinging look that could have secured her another role as a Bond Girl if she’d wanted it.There were Art Deco-esque stunners in black with contrasting gold sequins, a long and lean flapper dress in emerald green with an ethereal handkerchief hem, Grecian goddess gowns with clever draping across the front for a flattering effect, shimmery in-house dyed metallic lace on luxuriously draped strapless gowns and richly dyed caftans in colors exclusive to the collection with regal gold trimmed collars – Dailymailnews