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Lebanon's creative entrepreneurs

Many Lebanese female entrepreneurs and designers have made it internationally, revolutionizing the perception of Lebanon’s fashion.
Lebanese American designer Reem Acra poses with her dog Loulou during the opening of the first Reem Acra boutique in downtown Beirut, November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Cynthia Karam  (LEBANON - Tags: FASHION BUSINESS) - RTXU6CK

Lebanon has always prided itself in the entrepreneurship of its business community, with more and more women setting up their own ventures.

One prominent woman entrepreneur is no other than Reem Acra, whose fairy-like wedding dresses have been showcased on international catwalks. The Lebanese started designing when she was attending the American University of Beirut in 1982 before grabbing the world’s attention with her glamorous yet fashionably simple creations.

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