Lebanese designer Reem Acra is renowned for her reverent, lavish approach to bridalwear, and this season was no different. The show notes set the stage for the collection’s divine inspiration with the somewhat cryptic phrase: “We are protected. The spirit of the saints.”
For the show the New York Public Library was transformed into heaven’s gate and on the models, bunches of baby’s breath sprouted from headbands and tiaras, serving as halos, equal parts angelic and regal.
Breaking from the expected, the heavenly collection opened with a quintet of unadorned, minimalist gowns in duchess satin and silk crepe, standing as irrefutable proof that clean simplicity can look every bit as opulent as over the