Model Adut Akech was interviewed for Vogue Italia, April 2018 and when asked by journalist Raffaele Panizza how she would her describe skin, Adut Akech had this to say:
“It’s very dark, even by the parameters of other people of color. Now that I’m living in New York, people stop me on the street, especially African Americans, saying they wish their skin was like mine. I see it as rich, full, like the purest chocolate.”
The Sudanese born model made her fashion week debut Saint Laurent SS17 show. Since then, Adut Akech walked for the likes of Christian Dior, Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Prada, and this past July became only the second black model to close the Chanel haute couture show.
If that was enough Black Girl Magic, she was chosen as “Model of the Year” by Models.com.
Fast forward to a few months later, during New York Fashion Week in September, she made the Business of Fashion’s (BoF) annual 500 list honoring the professionals shaping the fashion industry. Adut, we definitely see you shining!