Designer Reem Acra is definitely getting a very high fashion profile.
In one week she’s dressed Jill Biden, our new vice presidential wife (are they called second ladies?) and Holly Hunter, the SAG-nominated star of "Saving Grace."
For years, Holly has stuck to her fashion fave, Vera Wang. So this is an interesting change of pace.
While everyone’s been babbling — favorably and unfavorably — about First Lady Michelle Obama’s white, one-shouldered Jason Wu inaugural ball gown, Vice President Joe Biden’s wife’s vibrant scarlet Acra strapless gown has gotten short shrift.
See Jill’s Acra gown and vote on her, and others’, inaugural day outfits.
It’s worth noting that Reem Acra is not exactly an unknown name in Hollywood circles.
The Lebanon-born designer, who studied business at the American University of Beirut before studying at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York as well as in Paris, is a celebrity fashion fave.
Ashley Judd wore Acra to the inaugural. So did Miley Cyrus; her formal red gown worn to perform at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert was by Acra. Rumer Willis recently wore Acra to the Golden Globes, as did Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria Parker. Elizabeth Banks wore an Acra gown to the Critics’ Choice Awards. And Kate Walsh wore Reem to the American Music Awards.
Other fans include Christina Applegate, Lisa Rinna, Felicity Huffman, Beyonce and more.
Clearly, Jill Biden is in good company.
Breaking News: "House" star LIsa Edelstein is also wearing Reem Acra at the SAGs!
Reporting: Sal Morgan