Adut Akech

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Adut was born on Christmas Day in 1999 in South Sudan and arrived in South Australia as a refugee 6 years later.

Always a dedicated student but with a passion for modelling Adut signed with Chadwick Models in April 2016 during a trip to Melbourne and a month later was the break out star at MBFWA, walking 16 shows.

Quickly coming to the attention of leading international Agencies Adut was placed with Elite France and within a month was flown to Paris by Saint Laurent to walk their ready-to-wear show in September 2016 and again March 2017.

Soon after Adut shot 4 campaigns for Saint Laurent in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo and signed to a World Wide Show exclusive.

In 2017 Adut was flown to London to shoot with some of the most iconic names in the business for the Pirelli Calendar.

Gaining acknowledgement at home Adut appeared in the 2017 David Jones spring/summer campaign and was a special guest at their SS17 collections attracting media attention and appearing in a number of high end publications.

Adut was catapulted to mainstream global attention during 2018 Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris when she was personally chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for the Chanel Bridal finale. She was re quoted around the world at the time "Cannot believe I just made history by being Chanel’s second black couture bride, this is one of my most proudest achievements!!!”

Karl himself was quoted in WWD- “She is delightful but, above all, endearing. A dream of a picture-perfect young girl. I adore her!” he enthused.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of women’s wear at Dior, had also fallen under her spell.

“Adut is more than just a model. Her radiance and positive energy is the reason why she stands out,”

She then solidified her standing in the industry closing the Valentino Show the next day.

Adut’s accomplishments since then have been nothing short of astounding, appearing on:

Cover of Italian Vogue, April 2018
Cover of Korean Vogue, May 2018
Cover of British Vogue (group), May 2018
Valentino campaign
Moschino campaign

Shooting with the world’s top photographers—Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, David Sims, Mert & Marcus, Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh along the way and referred to in 2018 as the “Darling of The Met Ball” in New York.

For a young girl that only last year completed her HSC in Adelaide [an accomplishment she was absolutely committed to] Adut Akech continues to prove herself as one of the most popular and intriguing fashion stars to emerge out of Australia for some time.

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