Reem Acra Fall 2009 In the current economic climate, many designers that would have normally had lavish runways shows are opting instead for private viewing of their collections for buyers, journalists, and critics. One of those designers is Reem Acra, which may strike as odd anyone that’s familiar with her clothing. Acra is, by definition, lavish – lush materials, floor-length gowns, and lots of jewels. And as a stark contrast to the restraint that a private viewing would indicate, Acra’s clothes were just as posh as ever.

The model over there may be looking a bit like Morticia Addams in that dress, but I kind of love it. A lot. I want Angelina Jolie to wear it, although I think she wore something similar a few years ago when she was still nuts and making out with her brother (anyone else kinda miss that version of Angie?). As it is, I’d like to see it on someone super curvy – perhaps Christina Hendricks? If you don’t know her, Google, my friend. Google.

Reem Acra Fall 2009Hmm. I love this dress, hate the way it’s styled on this particular model. More or less all of Acra’s models were working the oversized necklaces that we’ve seen elsewhere (ahem, Jason Wu) this week, and I know that designers strive for continuity in styling during shows, but the necklace is seriously competing with what could be a stunning neckline. Lose the necklace here. Other than that, a great candidate for an award show dress for a major star – I see it on a Jennifer Garner type.

Reem Acra Fall 2009We’re not reinventing the wheel here, folks. Pretty dress, pretty material, pretty color, and pretty beading at the chest panel. I’d like to see Charlize Theron wear it, but she only wears Dior. So.

Reem Acra Fall 2009Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner. I don’t know how they dyed the fabric to make it so…awesome…but it is. It’s dyed in awesomeness. And then it’s fun and layered and a little more challenging, visually speaking, than your average ballgown. And I don’t want anyone to wear it to an award show, because I want it all for myself, and obviously I can make that happen. What? I can’t? Oh.

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