Outerwear, specifically coats, is a fact of life during the colder months on planet Earth. To illustrate this seasonal need the November 2015 issue of Allure enlists an acrobat and beauty. Enter Anais Mali, the beauty cast for the story by photographer Alexi Lubomirski and stylist Paul Cavaco, who is also joined by professional gymnast Richie Maguire. The latter is pictured doing everything from the relatively staid, such as carrying the ever elegant Anais who is wearing Chanel on his shoulder (pictured), to the seemingly impossible. Whether suspended midair or dangling from scaffolding over a Manhattan sidewalk, Maguire provides a powerful visual metaphor for the very sort of effect Anais engenders on every page she graces. “Mood Elevators,” as the story is called, then could not be more of an understatement about a model approaching the peak of her powers.

Credits include: Publication, Allure November 2015; Title, “Mood Elevators”; Photography, Alexi Lubomirski; Styling, Paul Cavaco; Hair, Teddy Charles; Makeup, Maud Laceppe; Manicure, Sheril Bailey.

Anais Mali | Allure November 2015 (Photography: Alexi Lubomirski)

Anais Mali | Allure November 2015 (Photography: Alexi Lubomirski)