From Marc Jacob’s “Taxi Driver”-inspired show to the kewpie doll makeup at Badgley Mischka, there were a zillion standout moments at last month’s New York Fashion Week. But for us, one of the most exciting moments was witnessing the meteoric rise of up-and-coming supermodel, Anais Mali. Raised in France, the daughter of a mother from Chad and a Polish father, Mali signed with Wilhelmina only a year ago—and almost overnight, she was walking in shows like Vivienne Westwood and Betsey Johnson, and appearing in campaigns for J. Crew and Levis. With her corkscrew curls, cinnamon-kissed complexion and coltish legs, we predict that this French femme fatale will have a fabulous career! Here, some of her most memorable fashion moments over the past year.
At the Cynthia Steffe Fall 2010 show, Mali worked the runway in kohl-rimmed eyes, pink lips and her natural curls. So fresh and pretty!
Mali rocked a breezy, preppy-chic look at the Alexa Chung for Madewell presentation. We’re dying for her coral lips and cheeks.
Mali (left) poses with one of the models at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2010 fashion show. The look was kooky-cool, with smudged eyes, glossy purple lips, and teased, “Material Girl”-era hair.
Rocking carefully curled spirals, silvery eyeshadow and not much else, Mali showed off her assets at the La Perla Fall 2010 presentation.
At the Spring 2010 Vivienne Westwood show, Anais Mali hit the catwalk in shocking white face makeup with multi-colored, rooster-esque locks.
Anais Mali leads the pack in slicked-back hair and high-drama eyes at Rachel Roy’s Fall 2010 runway show.
Red lips and sleek hair was the look at Cynthia Rowley’s Spring 2001 fashion show.