Designer Reem Acra walks the runway at the Reem Acra Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Promenade, Bryant Park on September 11, 2008 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Reem Acra with client Perrey Reeves at NYFW Spring 2011
If there is an official sport of the fashion world, it is horseback riding—hands down. (Nevermind Anna Wintour's affinity for tennis or the luxe ski set in Gstaad.) Hermès, of course, launched as a haute harness shop in 1837, and Gucci has paid homage to the equestrian aristocracy with horsebit details since 1921. Now, designer Reem Acra is also horsing around.
Having penned her signature to a three-year contract with FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale), Ms. Acra is the newest sponsor of the Western European League and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, which opens its 26th season in Denmark in October 2010.
The announcement, made by FEI President HRH Princess Haya, was fitting: Ms. Acra is known to be the designer of choice among international royals—as well as US highnesses including Angelina Jolie, Kristin Cavallari and Perrey Reeves. Hence the theme for Reem Acra's Spring 2011 collection—the American Princess.
StyleBistro caught up with Reem Acra during New York Fashion Week. Check out our exclusive interview here: