Imagine if a single walk could make history — for one model, it did.
According to ELLE, Sudanese model Adut Akech Bior made history as the second black model ever to close out a Chanel Couture Show after she was hand-selected by creative director Karl Lagerfeld to close out the fashion house’s Fall 2018 show in Paris. Dressed in a ” mint green two-piece tweed suit featuring a foliage pattern, embellished with sequins on the front of the jacket and along the sides of the skirt,” ELLE says Bior became the second only to fellow Sudanese model Alek Wek, who accomplished the feat in 2004.
Taking to Instagram to share some photos of her historic walk, ELLE says Bior expressed her gratitude for the opportunity — and for the chance to see her dreams come true right before her eyes.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”