Histories are written by risk takers and normal people who do extraordinary things on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis but Africans who dare to be different by taking their craft to the next level don’t really get the recognition they deserve. At least some catch the eyes of the world, and such is the case of 18-year old Sudanese model, Adut Akech Bior whose history was too huge in the fashion world to ignore.
Being a charming runway princess, she has become the second black woman in the history of Chanel’s couture show to strut the international fashion brand’s runway. The maiden history was written by a fellow Sundanese model, Alek Wek in 2004 and ever since that time, there has not really been the open invitation to women of colour from the continent for another history.
Adut gracious moment came when the creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld specially chose her for the final show at Grand Palais in Paris, France. She closed the show in a green floor-length wedding skirt-suit and was joined by the Karl strutting the runway together to the admiration of all. By this, Adut has now joined acclaimed models like Luna Bijl, Cara Delevingne and Alek Wek have all had similar glorious experience in the past. Congrats!
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