In international fashion circles, South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech is a bona fide supermodel.
Before her 18th birthday, Akech had been a covergirl for the French, British, Italian and Korean editions of Vogue. In November last year, she appeared on her fifth global cover for the masthead, when Vogue Australia eventually followed suit.
She featured in the prestigious 2018 Pirelli Calendar opposite Naomi Campbell, and has starred in fashion campaigns for brands including Stella McCartney, Miu Miu, Fendi, Coach, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Moschino.
The 19-year-old has walked the runway for almost every high-end designer, and in July 2018, the late Karl Lagerfeld chose her to close the Chanel Haute Couture show as his Couture 'bride' - the second black model to ever do so.