Anais Mali is a French model who was born on January 22, 1991 in Toulon, France to a Polish father and a mother from Chad. She has been pursuing a career in modeling since the age of 18 when she signed with the Wilhelmina modeling agency in 2009.
Anais Mali broke out onto the modeling scene when she walked for the spring L.A.M.B presentation in New York City. During the same event, she also walked for two prestigious designers, Sophie Theallet and Betsey Johnson. One month later, she appeared in the spring Vivienne Westwood as well as the Shiatzy Chen shows in Paris.
The years of 2010 and 2011, Mali pulled in countless achievements. To start, during the spring season she modeled for the J.Crew catalog and appeared in an issue of Zink, which was photographed by Joseph Perez. In February of 2010, she walked the fall Catherine Malandrino, Rachel Roy, Cynthia Steffe and Walter fashion shows in New York. Mali was then featured as face to watch by style.it in July of the same year. Furthermore, she also walked shows for Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Vera Wang, Cynthia Rowley and Carolina Herrera. Towards the end of 2010, she left Wilhelmina and signed with Ford Models, who had been wanting to work with Mali since her initial debut as a model.
As her career continued to progress, she began to appear in many magazine editorials. Some of the magazines, she appeared in were W, French Vogue, Love, i-D, V, Harper's Bazaar, Interview and Italian Vogue which was photographed by Steven Meisel. In addition, she opened the spring show for Carlos Miele in New York and closed for Sophie Theallet.
Anais Mali has stated that one of her top accomplishments was walking the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2011. Within the same year, she appeared in yet another Vogue editorial, this time photographed by Mario Testino.
When she is not modeling, Anais Mali loves listening to music, which includes her favorite artist Jay-Z. She also loves foreign films, reading and indulging in all of the classic French food that she grew up with. As she now resides in a luxurious penthouse nestled in the heart of New York City, she has become close friends with several other models in the industry, such as Melodie Monrose, Jourdan Dunn and Hanne Gaby Odiele.