Watch the video: Ellie, 18 years old, Down syndrome – and Gucci model!
With Down syndrome on the Vogue cover. Why not? some will say, but the truth is, Ellie Goldstein is a real pioneer. Because Gucci booked the British for a campaign! A strong signal not only for people with disabilities. Usually in the world of female models there are women from 1.76 cm with a very specific type. But the fashion world is changing. Three years ago, Ellie Goldstein, who is 1.42 m tall, signed a contract with the agency "Zebedee". The mediates models that do not meet the usual model norm. And the orders were not long in coming. Ellie modeled for companies like Nike and Vodafone. Her picture even hung in an exhibition at the London National Portrait Gallery. Then Gucci started a competition on Instagram and looked for a model who would end up on the cover of Italian Vogue. Ellie Goldstein was able to prevail against the competition. A representative of her model agency said: “Ellie is such a wonderful person inside and out. She lights up the room when she comes in and she is so professional. We really hope that all brands take note of this – and that the inclusion of models with disabilities is now becoming the norm. ”