Ethnicity: Her father is Polish & mother is from Chad, Africa.
Mali was born in Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.
Standing at 5’9 1/2 ft tall, she’s fluent in English & French.
Known for Hair, Legs & Skin.
In 2009, she signed with Wilhelmina Models.
I love the matching red lips and nails combination, always a good look. -Sola
In September she modeled for the spring L.A.M.B. presentation in New York and also walked for Sophie Theallet and Betsey Johnson.
In October 2009, she walked the spring Shiatzy Chen and Vivienne Westwood shows in Paris.
In February 2010 she walked the fall Catherine Malandrino, Cynthia Steffe, Rachel Roy, and Walter shows in New York.
She appeared in the J.Crew 2010 spring catalogue and in the spring issue of Zink, photographed by David Joseph Perez. In July 2010, style.it featured Mali as a face to watch.
In September 2010, she walked the spring Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Derek Lam, Cynthia Rowley, and Carolina Herrera shows in New York.
In 2010 she left Wilhelmina Models and signs with Ford Models.In December 2010, she appears in Interview editorial, alongside Melodie Monrose.
In January 2011, she appeared in an Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel. In February 2011, she appeared in a Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Testino.
In May 2011, she appeared in editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, American, French, and Italian Vogue, V, and i-D, photographed by Richard Bush. Mali walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011.
I’ve always loved makeup. When I was 16, I got a job at one of the French versions of Sephora, and I was so into it—beauty, nails, everything. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup at home, but I was counseling all of these people on what to do! And now I really enjoy getting ready. I put the music on, the whole thing. Don’t even talk to me until I’m finished getting ready, because I won’t respond. [Laughs] I know so much about makeup now because I asked a lot of questions on jobs. I love Tom Pecheux and Pat McGrath, she does my makeup so well.
‘I started modeling in the South of France, where I grew up, and I would go to Paris to do jobs. But none of the modeling agencies in Paris wanted to take me. I just kept hearing, ‘This is Paris; black girls don’t work here.’ France is very racist, you don’t see a lot of powerful black people in France—it’s starting but it’s slow-moving. So I went to New York when I turned 18 on the advice of my modeling scout. When I got here, I got signed and told my agency, ‘I want Vogue’—I wanted the fashion jobs. I knew what I wanted and I asked for it! A lot of models don’t say anything; they just let people take care of them. I’m not like that. My agency kept saying, ‘Yeah, but you’re black and you’re short,’ since I’m 5’ 9 ½”, which, in fashion, is small. But my mom always told me that when you want something, you have to go get it. So I did! And I feel like the industry is trying to focus more on diversity, but there’s still a long way to go. In Milan, you don’t really see black girls on the runway; it’s sad. You hear things like, ‘We already have Jourdan [Dunn], one black girl is enough.’ I’m getting good work, I’m happy, but I want to see more black girls.
Recently we saw on the catwalk by Diane Von Furstenberg and Michael Kors during the parades of the spring-summer 2016 and in a beautiful editorial of Vogue Spain in April 2016.
–Girl Crush: Anais Mali – Vogue.it
With her beautiful mother below