Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, the Italian model who helped bring down the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein by reporting him to the police back in 2015, is getting her career back on track.
Gutierrez will be taking the runway at the 2018 New York Fashion Week on Wednesday after having spent several years being rejected by designers after her allegation became public. She said in a recent interview that it became so hard for her to land a gig because of the incident.
“I had castings with Armani and Cavalli and Dsquared2 — these are the ones that really build your portfolio,” she said. “After that it was so difficult to even get normal brands to work with — it was a disaster.”
Gutierrez states that the slip of her career caused her to develop depression and gain weight, hampering her modeling career.
“I saw so many shows with girls that looked exactly like me and nobody ever tried to send my photos out because it was so difficult to sell me because my name was bad,” she said. “It was impossible because (designers) didn’t want to hurt their brands.”
But now that Weinstein has been convicted of the allegations, work has finally been coming Gutierrez’s way, and she can finally get her career back on track.