In her show notes, Reem Acra pointed out that her fall 2012 gowns “combine sheer layers and textures that lend an air of lightness.” Hence, transparencies were used throughout in different ways, from a gorgeous lace and tulle embroidered mermaid silhouette with illusion sleeves to a short-sleeved ball gown with multiple layers of tulle. The novel touch, however, was found in the wonderful 3-D floral appliqués, such as the silk organza ones scattered on a blush V-neck mermaid gown.

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