Who Is She

Reem Acra
Areas of expertise: 

Personal information

Fashion Designer
Reem Acra

What I have done for Lebanon

In addition to being an ambassador to Tamanna and my ongoing efforts with helping children there, I have been working with the next generation of Lebanon.  From artists to lawyers, I have been cultivating the relationships with these young adults and helping them fulfill their dreams and mentoring them on their career paths. 

I also have been involved in SHE Min Lebnen.   Whenever I travel back to Lebanon, I work directly with women in villages.  I advise them on their crafts and guide them on how to commercialize their products.  

Contact information / Work

Reem Acra New York
240 West 35th Street Fl 7 New York NY
New York
United States of America
3200 420 212 1

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  • Bachelor's Degree, Fashion Design, 1984, Fashion Institute of Technology, United States of America.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration, 1982, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Areas of expertise

  • Fashion Design and accessories
  • Haute Couture
  • Bridal Gowns
  • Ready to Wear Fashion
  • Business Administration
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Work history

  • Fashion Designer, 1997-present, Reem Acra New York.

Honorary office and memberships

  • Board Member at Dubai Design and Fashion Council, 2014-present.
  • Board Member at Saint George Hospital
  • Board Member The Bridal Council of America


Major achievements: 
  • In a bid to inspire young Arab women and aspiring designers and broaden her reach to this target group, Acra has co-created and starred on the hugely successful Middle Eastern reality TV show, Fashion Star, where she serves as the lead judge and mentor to 12 aspiring up-and-coming designers. 

Awards and Distinctions

  • Named the 7th Most Powerful Arab Woman in the World by Forbes Magazine
  • Recipient of the Building Bridges Award from Bridges of Understanding Foundation, a non-profit organization which seeks to improve relations between the Middle East and the United State
  • Received an honorary award by the United Nations for her support of the work of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 2012.