Model with Down's syndrome becomes first to pose for Gucci Beauty
Absolutely fair play to her.
A model with Down's syndrome has become the first to pose for Gucci Beauty.
18-year-old Ellie Goldstein will grace the pages of Italian Vogue later this month as part of a new campaign for Gucci's latest beauty range.
The Instagram scouting partnership between Gucci Beauty and Italian Vogue sees Goldstein shot by photographer David PD Hyde wearing Mascara L’Obscur.
Her photo shoot has already been liked by over 800,000 people on social media.
The teenager, from Ilford, Essex, is currently studying performing arts and has featured in a number of high profile campaigns including Nike, Vodafone and Superdrug.
"I really enjoyed the modelling and loved wearing the Gucci dress," said Ellie "I’m really proud of the photo shoot."
Her mother, Yvonne, added: "We’re all incredible proud of Ellie and all the lovely comments she has had on Gucci’s Instagram."
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The Instagram scouting partnership between #GucciBeauty and @vogueitalia is celebrated in a special editorial shot by @davidpdhyde—the first photographer selected through the scouting—featuring model Ellie @elliejg16_zebedeemodel wearing Gucci Mascara L’Obscur. #AlessandroMichele @gucci @alessandro_michele
"Ellie is such a wonderful person inside and out," Laura Johnson of Zebedee added.
"She lights up the room when she walks in and is such a professional. We really hope that all brands take note and including disabled models now becomes the norm."
A massive congratulations to her.
Images via Zebedee.