When Lebanese-born designer Reem Acra showed up at a Beirut society event wearing a gown repurposed from her mother’s silk organza table draping, she instantly became the talk of the town. Her exquisitely embroidered dress so impressed a local fashion editor, in fact, that Acra soon found herself staging her own runway show. Her facility for ornate embroidery, intricate beading, and show-stopping silks and satins has since made her one of the most respected names in high-end eveningwear and bridal wear, and a go-to brand for celebs such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Leann Rimes (who wore a stunning beaded, blush-colored Reem Acra wedding gown when she married Eddie Cibrian in 2011).
Want to score of-the-moment wintertime styles by some of your favorite designer names for less? This mix of essential separates, dresses, and accessories — by Hat Attack, Calvin Klein, and more — makes dressing for the cold weather simple.
Lebanese-born Reem Acra’s design career started with a tablecloth — a silk organza table draping fashioned into an exquisite gown that quickly became the talk of her hometown of Beirut. Now, she’s the talk of Hollywood — with stars like Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones donning her dresses — and it’s easy to see why: Acra’s signature intricate beading, ornate embroidery and show-stopping shades make for bold frocks destined for the red-carpet best-dressed list. This sale can help you channel your own star style: Check out the gold knee-length silk dress, with embroidered sequins throughout and a tonal under-layer. Or look statuesque in the bronze metallic brocade gown, featuring a mock neckline, a semi-sheer fully beaded bodice and a velvet sash at the waist.
There's nothing quite like a white-on-white ensemble to look achieve a cool, crisp effect during the hazy days of summer. In this eclectic array, you'll find great separates like skinny jeans, cropped sweaters, basic tees, and simple shift dresses, plus tops, skirts, and even lacy underpinnings—so you can work a white look from head to toe, or mix and match to suit your whims.
Stylish. Feminine. Strong. Christina Applegate is not only a beloved actress, she's also a chic mom and a breast cancer survivor who's used her celebrity to raise awareness of the disease. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we teamed up with the "Up All Night" star on this sale of must-have picks. Think elegant separates, evening-ready clutches, delicate jewelry, glam red-carpet looks, and more. Enjoy—and then check out the video at left to learn more about Applegate and her cause, Right Action for Women, to which Gilt has made a contribution in honor of her hard work bringing access to information and treatment to high-risk women in need.