South Sudanese model Adut Akech Bior
Yesterday in Paris, at the exciting finale of Paris Haute Couture week, Adut became the second African model to not only serve as a bride in Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall 2018 show but close the show to boot.
Each season, Chanel’s Haute Couture show closes with a supermodel in a wedding gown. This coveted position has been held by top models Claudia Schiffer, Kendall Jenner and Lily-Rose Depp among a host of other top models.
Alek Wek was the first African model to hit the runway as a bride for Chanel in 2004.
This is a big deal for 19-year-old Adut who also opened Chanel’s Cruise show in May and made her runway debut just last year at Saint Laurent’s Spring show.
For her bridal look, she wore a mint green tweed maxi skirt suit with a matching veiled cap both of which were embellished.
She shared photos from the catwalk with the caption: