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Ellie Goldstein Is the First Model With Down's Syndrome To Pose For Gucci Beauty

The photographs are featured as part of a scouting partnership between Gucci and Vogue Italia, and shows Goldstein modelling the luxury brand's Mascara L’Obscur.

An 18-year-old model has become the first person with Down's Syndrome to star in a Gucci Beauty campaign, featured online by Italian Vogue

Ellie Goldstein, who is represented by Zebedee Management, will be featured on the pages of Vogue Italia later this month as part of a special Gucci editorial.

The talent agency's ethos centres around diversity and equal representation, stating that they were  “created to increase the representation of people who have until now been excluded in the media”.

As part of a partnership in Vogue Italia, Goldstein was photographed by David PD Hyde wearing Gucci Mascara L’Obscur.

“I designed L’Obscur mascara for an authentic person who uses make-up to tell their story of freedom, in their way," explained Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci.

“We called it L’Obscur because this word balances charm and mystery,” he added.

Celebrating Goldstein’s starring role in the beauty campaign, Zebedee Management shared a portrait of her on their Instagram account, further stating that Goldstein’s picture on the Gucci Beauty account was the fashion house's “biggest liked post EVER”.

In the comment section, Goldstein expressed her gratitude towards Gucci Beauty for featuring her in the campaign.

“I love this. Thank you for this amazing opportunity and a fabulous day shooting,” the model said.

Speaking to the Daily Mail UK the model said she was "really proud of the photoshoot", which has been liked some 800,000 on Gucci's Instagram page.

Goldstein is currently a performing arts student and has already starred in a number of high-profile campaigns for brands like Superdrug, Nike and Vodafone.

Her feature in Vogue Italia will be printed later this month.

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