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

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

Crystal Tate Jul, 06, 2018

Although Sudanese model Adut Akech Bior is only 18, she’s already made 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, she also ended the presentation.

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 time around. 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!!!”

@chanelofficial fall2018 haute couture bride closing the show!!! 👰🏾😩 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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Bior wore a mint green embellished tweed blazer with a matching maxi skirt and a veil, which she called the “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.”

We look forward to seeing the young model make her mark on the runway and beyond.