The Clothes: The collection started out very prim and buttoned up, with ladylike silhouettes updated with laser cut detailing. But things soon took a turn for the opulent. Sexy sheaths with peekaboo side panels bordered by hand beaded trim, and a series of luxe, silken pajama pantsuits came flowing down the runway-- right before glittering, show-stopping sequined gowns. If anything, it's clear Ms. Acra was building a collection to appeal to every well dressed woman-about-town. I saw work-appropriate looks alongside VMA-ready outfits, punctuated by dramatic, Oscar-worthy frocks. The finale's showstopping, Cinderella-esque ball gowns were definitely the standout pieces of the collection. Acra offered a gorgeous midnight-hued gown embellished with floral pailettes, and one pink and peachy voluminous frock with gold floral details that looked as if it were spun from sugar.
Hair and Makeup: Hair was twisted at the sides and pulled back into a sleek ponytail. Makeup was appropriately soft for the bold red lip it was paired with.
The Vibe: No one was allowed to walk on the runway when we entered, so there was not as much commotion as there usually is, thank goodness!
Celebrities We'd Like to See in This Collection: Emma Stone in one of the ball gowns, Halle Berry in one of the exposed-panel dresses.
The Front Row: Philip Bloch, Fran Drescher, Robert Verdi, Tinsley Mortimer
Swag: Acra provided first and second row guests with a generous sample of the brand's new fragrance. It smells like vanilla and sophisticated ladies!