Who is Ella Emhoff? Kamala Harris' stepdaughter named 'style icon' for wearing Miu Miu coat to inauguration

The 21-year-old is a budding fashion designer, who is currently a student at Parsons School of Design in New York City


                            Who is Ella Emhoff? Kamala Harris' stepdaughter named 'style icon' for wearing Miu Miu coat to inauguration
Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris, Cole Emhoff, Ella Emhoff and Mike Pence stand as Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington DC (Getty Images)

Though Kamala Harris received a lot of attention and praise for her inauguration day outfits, it was her step-daughter Ella Emhoff who actually stole the show. The young lady’s sartorial choice left the internet buzzing, with many labeling her as a "fashion icon". The 21-year-old herself is a budding fashion designer, who is currently a student at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She attended the morning event of the swearing-in ceremony wearing a bedazzled coat.

Reports stated that the coat was from the Italian design house Miu Miu, called Shetland Pied De Poule coat, which is a part of its Fall/Winter 2020 collection. The piece included embellished shoulders, a cinched waistline, and a crisp white oversized peter pan collar. Ella, who is the daughter of Harris’ husband Douglas Craig Emhoff and his first wife Kerstin Emhoff, also donned New York designer Batsheva Hay's long burgundy dress underneath the much-talked-about coat. Hay posted about it on her Instagram page and wrote, “Ella Emhoff in burgundy today for the Inauguration. Dreams do come true, kids.” The second daughter completed her look by pairing the dress with a pair of black leather gloves, a black handbag, black boots, and a black mask.

Cole Emhoff (L) and Ella Emhoff, the stepchildren of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris arrive for the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

 

Several people took to Twitter to praise Ella and her fashion choices. One user said, “i have to stan ella emhoff, style icon.” The second user tweeted, “I was wondering who she was, I knew she was a family member of the VP but didn't know who. She's a stinking tall drink of water, or, VP Harris is really short. Cause she kind of towered over the VP as they walked to the WH. Her coat was awesome…” “Curious, does she model? I loved the coat, and she walked like she was on the catwalk!” the third user added.



 



 



 

Ella had an interview with Vogue, where she talked about her inauguration day outfit. She said, “My mood board was very ‘little girl,’ in a sense, a lot of scalloped collars and big silhouette shoulders and small buttons. I was going for something girlier, to embrace my feminine side—especially after that suit that I felt so great in—because, like, how many times do you prepare yourself to attend an inauguration? This momentous of an event deserves a momentous outfit.”

Cole Emhoff (L) and Ella Emhoff, the stepchildren of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris arrive for the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Harris’ stepdaughter also revealed why she chose Hay for the big day. “Something that’s really important for me, especially with people I wear, is: I want to be able to see them as an artist and as a designer, and work with people who I really respect. I love New York for its fashion community, especially the parts that are created through Instagram, so working with a designer from that scene who was able to create something formal was perfect,” she added.

Not just her outfit, but Ella’s expressions also attracted a lot of attention, especially her "eyebrow waggle" during the function. “Lmaoooo Ella Emhoff’s eyebrow waggle this is amazing,” one user posted. “Her eyebrows have more personality than Ivanka, Don, Jr., and Eric combined,” another person noted. “New devastating crush just dropped,” the third user commented. The fourth user tweeted, “At last. After 4 long years, something to smile about.”



 



 



 



 

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