REEM ACRA TO AWARD BEST ATHLETE AWARD AT FEI GALA IN RIO DE JANEIRO
New York, NY -- Fashion designer Reem Acra, sponsor of the prestigious FEI World Cup™ Dressage series, is supporting the Best Athlete category of the FEI Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this November 14th.
The Beirut-born designer, whose international clientele includes celebrities and royalty has built her highly successful design business with the same drive and determination that takes athletes to the summit of equestrian sport. Acra says, ” I am delighted to support the Best Athlete Award again this year. I have seen equestrian sport at its best and I know from my experience in the fashion world how tough it is to succeed at this level. This FEI Award will go to an athlete who has combined focused ambition with fair play, to a horse whose outstanding character and performances have endeared it to the public and to a remarkable human and equine partnership.”
Last year’s Reem Acra Best Athlete Award went to the superstar Dutch duo Edward Gal and Totilas – for their memorable contribution to equestrian sport. Gal, whose partnership with the much-loved black stallion ended notably with three gold medals at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky, said that receiving the award had been “the icing on the cake”. American-born German Jumping rider Meredith Michaels Beerbaum was the recipient of the inaugural award in 2009.
Reem Acra’s collections are known around the world for her modern, international aesthetic. Her designs make a woman look and feel beautiful both on the inside and the outside. The ready-to-wear and bridal collections evoke an ethereal quality, which appeals to a discerning clientele including personalities, royalty, and style setting women from all corners of the globe.
Celebrated for her ability to match a look to a woman’s personality, Acra has dressed global icons of style for weddings, red carpet appearances and award ceremonies. Her following includes Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Eva Longoria as well as royal families around the world.
In 1997, Acra launched her fashion business with a bridal collection that quickly became recognized for its elegance and impeccable designs. This success led to the introduction of the Reem Acra ready-to-wear collection six years later. Acra’s ready-to-wear and bridal collections are carried by the world's most exclusive retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue and at specialty boutiques in New York, Lebanon, Mexico, Canada, Morocco, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, England, Switzerland, France, Greece, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, China, Japan and Korea. For more information please visit www.reemacra.com.
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