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Anais Mokngar Mali (born 22 January 1988) is a French model and fashion designer.

Early life

Mali was born in Toulon, France, to a mother from Chad and a Polish father.[1]


In 2009 she signed with Wilhelmina Models. In September 2009 she modeled for the spring L.A.M.B. presentation in New York City 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 City.

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 signed with Ford Models. In December 2010, she appeared in an 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 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

In June 2016 she appeared in a Vogue Nippon editorial titled “Anais Goes Glam”, shot by Giampaolo Sgura. In November 2016 she appeared in The Weeknd’s video Mania. The next year she collaborated with designer Urivaldo Lopes to develop and launch a line of bodysuits under the label Anaïs Bodysuits.

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