Adut Akech Bior Becomes Second Black ‘Bride’ To Close Chanel’s Haute Couture Show

Adut Akech Bior Becomes Second Black ‘Bride’ To Close Chanel’s Haute Couture Show

DEK: The 18-year-old Sudanese model is making history.


BYLINE: Crystal Tate


BODY: Sudanese model Adut Akech Bior may only be 18, but she’s already making history on the runway! This past week, Bior became the second Black model to serve as a bride in Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall 2018 show and even closed the show. Each season, Chanel’s longtime creative director Karl Lagerfeld selects a model to close the runway as an unconventional bride and he personally selected Bior for the honor this season. Alek Wek actually became the first Black model to hit the runway as a bride for Chanel back in 2004.


Bior, who also opened Chanel’s Cruise show in May and initially made her runway debut in Saint Laurent’s Spring 2017 show, was beyond honored for being selected to close the Chanel Haute Couture runway. On her Instagram, Bior said, “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!!!”


Bior wore a mint green embellished tweed blazer with a matching maxi skirt and a veil, which she called “MOST breathtaking dress I have ever seen in my life.”


Apparently Bior is just getting started with setting a new standard in the modeling industry as she also closed Valentino’s show this week as well. On Instagram, Bior said, “Wow another magical moment last night closing the @maisonvalentino fall 2018 haute couture show.”


Congrats to Bior on her amazing accomplishments— we look forward to continuing to see the young model make her mark on the runway and in the fashion industry!


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