Everything You Need to Know About Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ Model Stepdaughter
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Ella Emhof made strides in the fashion industry, both on and off the runway.
While her father Douglas Emhoff is a lawyer and her stepmother Kamala Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States, Emhoff has avoided politics and embraced her fashion profile as a model, artist and designer.
She first got noticed in the style world when she put on a coat dripping with jewels by Miu Miu during the presidential inauguration in January 2021. Emhoff has since signed a major modeling contracthonored famous fashion week shows and landed prestigious Magazine covers.
Almost a year after stepping professionally into the sartorial scene, she has established herself as a style “icon” due to her eccentric style and comfort in her own body. Moreover, she has attracted attention as a designer with her original knitwear creations.
From his political family background to his many fashion accomplishments, here’s everything to know about Emhoff.
She is a member of America’s second family
Vice President Kamala Harris’ Twitter
At the time, Harris served as California’s attorney general. When Harris became Vice President of the United States, Emhoff became an official member of America’s Second Family.
She has modeled and paraded for major fashion brands
After catching the attention of fashion-forward viewers at the presidential inauguration in January 2021Emhoff was signed by IMG Models Worldwide later that month. Emhoff has joined the agency’s A-list consisting of Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin.
Since signing, she has modeled for brands such as Balenciagaposed for renowned fashion magazines such as vanity loungeand performed in shows for Miu Miu, Proenza and more.
In September 2021, she becomes the muse of the Adidas by Stella McCartney campaign in tandem with the designer’s Adidas Earth Explorer collection. “I think Stella McCartney is the future of fashion,” Emhoff said. vogue of co-operation.
She attended the Met Gala
Before becoming the face of Adidas by Stella McCartney, Emhoff donned the designer when she made her Met Gala debut in May 2021.
She graced the famous Met steps in an Adidas by Stella McCartney red diamond mesh bodysuit with matching pants, walking hand-in-hand with the actress Julia Garnier on the red carpet.
She’s a fashion designer in her own right
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Not only has Emhoff worked with some of the top fashion designers in the industry, but she’s also a fashion designer! The designer attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York and graduated in May 2021.
Harris posted a celebratory tribute to his daughter-in-law Twitter writing, “Congratulations to our daughter Ella on her graduation. I’m so proud of you. Keep dreaming with ambition and there’s nothing you can’t achieve.” She concluded the post, “Love, Momala.”
Emhoff studied fine art with a focus on clothing and textiles. In the spring of 2021, she launched a limited collection of knitwearwith Batsheva Hay, and said vanity lounge there are designs for an eponymous collection at some point.
She was named “Icon of the Year” by Harper’s Bazaar
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Harper’s Bazaar named Emhoff one of their “icons” of the year for his impact on the world through his ideas and art. She spoke with PEOPLE to 2022 Harper’s Bazaar Icons & Bloomingdale’s 150th Anniversary about the honor.
“It’s kind of shocking,” she said. “It’s an incredible honor and as someone who doesn’t really think of themselves like that, it’s a nice comfort. And makes me check myself and the way I see myself, so exciting.”
She embraces her natural beauty
Emhoff has established herself as a trendsetter in the fashion industry due to her low maintenance beauty routine, in addition to being an advocate for natural beauty.
“When I was younger I waxed my mid brow area but I recently quit and it’s amazing,” she said in a video for Hello Vogue as she geared up for Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022 show. “I think everyone should just embrace their little unibrows.”
Pioneering an aberrant new normal, the model also doesn’t cover up her tattoos or shave her armpits. In September 2021, she paraded on the catwalk at Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week show in a stripped down look.
She goes out QG editor Sam Hine
In August 2021, Emhoff confirmed his relationship with QG editor Sam Hine during an interview with vanity lounge. While the pair have made appearances on a number of red carpets and fashion events, the model describes the perfect date as “a stop at the market, picking up the wackiest produce and figuring out what to cook with”.
Hine is also supportive of Emhoff, his career and his philosophy. “She’s making herself and that’s the message,” Hine told PEOPLE Harper’s Bazaar to party. “She’s a real person. And that’s the most important thing. That’s being an icon.”