Vice-president Kamala Harris' flawless gen-z stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff has had a rather chaotic two months post-inauguration ceremony, where the 21-year old fine art Parsons student wore a charming Miu Miu and Batsheva combo that dubbed her New Yorks latest it-girl and style icon.
After making her NYFW debut in Proenza Schouler's Fall Winter 2021 show, and releasing an immediately sold out limited collection of her handmade knitwear on the shopping site Mall, Emhoff is returning to the roots of her newly garnered fame as fashions one to watch with an exclusive collaboration with Batsheva.
While we have no release date so far, we know that the collaboration will play on femininity, use deadstock material, and celebrate vintage-style crotchet patterns. With Emhoff's rather drastic rise to public figure-hood in the past two months, we feel like we'll be safe to assume the entire situation will be a huge hit, and likely the start of something even bigger for Emhoff.
Emhoff was promptly signed to IMG models post-inauguration, with the worldwide agency stating, “it’s not really about shape, size, or gender anymore. Ella communicates this moment in time”. In a video for Vogue, Emhoff muses, “I have to be honest I wasn’t expecting this,” she admits to her friend Fifi Hodgkinson, who says “I remember a few days before the inauguration we were talking about what you were going to wear and we were very excited – I was joking that you were going to become a style icon.” And she truly spoke no word of a lie.
The video shows Emhoff at Batsheva Hay’s garment-district studio, where the pair reflects on both the inauguration and their respective styles as artists and designers. They toy with ideas, silhouettes, and fabric choices as they talk about what makes a designer today, and how people like Emhoff are the future of the industry.