Ella Emhoff Makes First Appearance At New York Fashion Week With Proenza Schouler
Second daughter, Ella Emhoff, made her New York Fashion Week debut this week at a panel discussion with Proenza Schouler designer Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough at Spring Studios.
The event was held in person and published virtually at NYFW.com as part of the New York Fashion Week: The Talks schedule. The event series is being produced by the events arm of IMG, the modeling agency that signed Emhoff last month.
She wore a yellow and black tie-dyed t-shirt, black wide-legged pants, sneakers and her signature round glasses and curly hair.
Emhoff, the daughter of Vice President Kamala Harris‘ husband Doug Emhoff, emerged as someone to watch in the fashion world after wowing critics with her outfit at the presidential inauguration in January. She wore a plaid, houndstooth Miu Miu coat and a burgundy Batsheva dress underneath.
Shortly after that, the modeling agency IMG signed with her.
“It’s not really about shape, size or gender any more,” said Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models, told The New York Times. “Ella communicates this moment in time. There’s a cheekiness and a joy she exudes.”
Bart said the two had been in touch since the summer of 2020 after she caught his eye at a campaign event. Emhoff said she was motivated to sign with IMG because she saw the positive changes happening in the modeling world and wanted to be part of that.
Emhoff is a senior at Parsons School of Design in New York City.