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Paris Haute Couture Week Sudanese model makes history by closing Chanel show

In a monumental moment for African and black models everywhere, Adut Akech Bior is the star of the Chanel Haute couture show.

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Adut Akech Bior closing Chanel's Paris Haute Couture Week show

(Schick Magazine)

South Sudanese model Adut Akech Bior made headlines earlier in the year when she showed up at the Met Gala in a stunning dusty pink gown and now she's making history by becoming the second African model to close a Chanel Haute Couture show.

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.

@chanelofficial fall2018 haute couture bride closing the show!!! #emo#8J+Pvg==## Wow where do I even begin. After opening the last Chanel cruise show, I honestly didn#emo#4oCZ##t think it could get any better but I was wrong because I just closed this one. There is no amount of words that can express what this moment means to me. The beauty of having a dream, is watching it come to life. Cannot believe I just made history by being Chanel#emo#4oCZ##s second black couture bride, this is one of my most proudest achievement!!! @karllagerfeld @amandaharlech @aurelieduclos and the whole Chanel team thank you so much from the deepest bottom of my heart for once again believing in me. It was a life time honour being the chosen bride to close your beautiful show in the MOST breathtaking dress I have ever seen in my life. This was just a special moment that I will always remember and cherish for as long as I live. Thank you to everyone who has stuck by my side and continuously always supporting me. You guys really motivate me to thriving for my towards my dreams everyday. Knowing that I am an inspiration to someone is of the best feeling you could endure as a humanbeing. To the young girls and boys who look up to me I want you guys to know no matter who you are, where you come from or what you have, as long as you have a dream it is achievable as long as you put in hard work, give it your all, stay dedicated, determined and most importantly never give up because you will make that dream a reality at some point. Makeup by @tompecheux Hair by @sammcknight1 This is for the dream chasers! #emo#77iP###emo#8J+Pvg==###emo#8J+Pvg==##

A post shared by Adut Akech Bior (@adutakech) on

 

She shared photos from the catwalk with the caption:

@chanelofficial fall2018 haute couture bride closing the show!!! \uD83D\uDC70\uD83C\uDFFE\uD83D\uDE29 Wow where do I even begin. After opening the last Chanel cruise show, I honestly didn’t think it could get any better but I was wrong because I just closed this one. There is no amount of words that can express what this moment means to me. The beauty of having a dream, is watching it come to life.
Cannot believe I just made history by being Chanel’s second black couture bride, this is one of my most proudest achievement!!!
@karllagerfeld @amandaharlech@aurelieduclos and the whole Chanel team thank you so much from the
deepest bottom of my heart for once again believing in me. It was a life time honour being the chosen bride to close your beautiful show in the MOST breathtaking dress I have ever seen in my life. This was just a special moment that I will always remember and cherish for as long as I live.
Thank you to everyone who has stuck by my side and continuously always supporting me. You guys really motivate me to thriving for my towards my dreams everyday.
Knowing that I am an inspiration to someone is of the best feeling you could endure as a humanbeing. To the young girls and boys who look up to me I want you guys to know no matter who you are, where you come from or what you have, as long as you have a dream it is achievable as long as you put in hard work, give it your all, stay dedicated, determined and most importantly never give up because you will make that dream a reality at some point.
Makeup by @tompecheux
Hair by @sammcknight1
This is for the dream chasers! ❤️

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