Adut Akech + Fran Summers In 'Pier Pressure' By Angelo Pennetta For Vogue US June 2019

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Adut Akech + Fran Summers In 'Pier Pressure' By Angelo Pennetta For Vogue US June 2019

Models Adut Akech and Fran Summers are styled by Alex Harrington for ‘Pier Pressure’. Photographer Angelo Pennetta captures the duo on location in Italy for Vogue US June 2019./ Hair by Mustafa Yanaz; makeup by Jen Myles

Adut Akech Goes Beautifully Bold, Lensed By Daniel Jackson For Allure US May 2019

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Adut Akech Goes Beautifully Bold, Lensed By Daniel Jackson For Allure US May 2019

The pervasive rise of model Adut Akech gets another boost, covering the May 2019 issue of Allure US. Daniel Jackson captures Adut, with styling in Prada, Versace, Balenciaga and more by Alex White. / Hair by Ward; makeup by Hannah Murray

Baze Mpinja conducts the interview. ‘Adut’s World’.

Angelo Pennetta Flashes Abby, Adut, Mica, Paloma + Vittoria In 'Go West' For Vogue US March 2019

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Angelo Pennetta Flashes Abby, Adut, Mica, Paloma + Vittoria In 'Go West' For Vogue US March 2019

Models Abby Champion, Adut Akech, Mica Arganaraz, Paloma Elsesser, and Vittoria Ceretti ‘Go West’, styled by Alex Harrington in “dazzling blocks of print and fabrics built to move”. Welcome to the modern West Coast wardrobe, photographed by Angelo Pennetta for Vogue US March 2019./ Hair by Recine; makeup by Fara Homidi

Adut Akech Is Sublime In 'My Seditious Heart' Lensed By Arthur Elgort For Vogue UK April 2019

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Adut Akech Is Sublime In 'My Seditious Heart' Lensed By Arthur Elgort For Vogue UK April 2019

AOC has followed closely the rise of South Sudanese model Adut Akech out of the horrors of civil war to the famous Kakuma camp for refugees in Kenya and then to Australia, arriving with her family into the waiting arms of Adut’s aunt.

The word ‘supermodel’ is thrown around so loosely today, that it’s almost meaningless. But the bone structure of Adut’s high-speed career feels very sound, truly solid — in an old-fashioned way. Her editorial work is truly outstanding, and editor-in-chief Edward Enninful pulled out all the stops for ‘My Seditious Heart’. lensed by Arthur Elgort with styling by Grace Coddington for the April 2019 issue of British Vogue. / Hair by Julien D’Ys; makeup by Francelle Daly; set design by Mary Howard

Adut, Anok + Kaia Spread Love In Fendi's Spring/Summer 2019 Campaign By Karl Lagerfeld

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Adut, Anok + Kaia Spread Love In Fendi's Spring/Summer 2019 Campaign By Karl Lagerfeld

Rising stars Adut Akech, Anok Yai and Kaia Gerber front Fendi’s Spring Summer 2019 campaign, lensed by the now-deceased Karl Lagerfeld. For those who suggest that the love fest between Adut and Kaia above is staged for the ad campaign, the two young women are very close friends in real life.

As fashion struggles to acknowledge past sins around diversity and in our human relationships generally, we must also acknowledge the reality of inspiring relationships as well. While I am totally exasperated with Gucci and Prada over blackface sweaters and trinkets, and now we add Burberry’s lynching/suicide rope from the Fall 2019 show, I want to just scream.

Simultaneously, when deep relationships and friendships between black women and white women exist — as is the case between Adut and Kaia — they must also receive our positive acknowledgement. Many will accuse Lagerfeld of staging the intimate, powerful photo of Kaia and Adut that leads this post. Thankfully, it is for real, and I am grateful for their message for humanity. Goddess knows we need it. ~ Anne