06/15/2011 06:38 pm ET Updated Aug 15, 2011

Reem Acra Inspired By Her Own Luxurious Life

From Taylor Swift's glitter confection to Jill Biden's red Inauguration stunner, the breathtaking dresses of Reem Acra have gotten some high-profile wear.

We caught up with the Lebanese designer in her luxe Middle Eastern-inspired Manhattan home to chat about her upcoming collections, her penchant for vintage dresses and her famous clientele.

Ellie Krupnick: Your home is amazing. What went into making your house?

Reem Acra: I love to live in a magical place. [...] The house is all about me and my personality-- I entertain myself every single day, I eat on the best dishes I have, I have breakfast in a very luxurious way, I sit in my living room and have breakfast with my dog everyday. So it's just my lifestyle and the way I want to live in the house, surrounded with everything I've collected over the years from every country I've been to.

EK: We're about to preview Resort for this week. What can you tell me about the Resort collection?

RA: Resort, I adore! I used to not be a fan of Resort collections, but I now got to embrace it and I made the best collection I've done ever. I am happy to say now I just love Resort. So it's all about flowers and gardening -- I have a house in Nashville, brand new. One of the reasons I have the house is that my brother lives there and my mother, but it's also because I wanted to decorate another house. And just a few weeks before the market week, before Resort, I wanted to decide on the garden. I never had a garden. So they were asking, "What sort of flowers do you want? Where do you want it" That inspired the collection that you will see.

EK: I know your creations are often worn on the red carpet by the same group of women. Do you design with someone in mind?

RA: Yes, I design for a certain clientele. I also have what the stores want from me and what the clients really want from me. It's about being happy, fun, and kind of luxurious. At the same time I listen to what Hollywood wants from me. So it's a combination of so many things.

EK: And what D.C. wants from you, maybe! How has it been to dress Jill Biden and other high-profile people?

RA: I love the classical looks, I love D.C. and I think that that classical look is part of my aesthetic so it will always be there.

EK: Now that you're done with Resort, what's next? Are you taking a summer vacation?

RA: I will be traveling a lot but there will be now Bridal, there will be Spring... there's always something and many private clients I have to take care of.

EK: Considering you do bridal, what did you think of Kate Middleton's dress?

RA: Good question. I think she was so classical, so perfect, so understated. It was just a message to the world... I think it was just so beautiful.

EK: Do you have a dream client, someone you would love to wear something you've designed?

RA: Well, I kind of feel that whoever we dream of, whoever we want, we have. I feel we are very picky of who we dress in Hollywood. But I think we've tackled everybody we want.

EK: So now you can sit back.

RA: I cannot -- I want to make sure I always have something for them!

Check out the pictures below to see the gorgeous ladies who've donned Reem Acra on the red carpet!

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