At just 24 years old, Ella Emhoff has already walked for Collina Strada, Proenza Schouler, and Balenciaga. Her rounded glasses and curly mullet were already recognizable in 2021, especially after Inauguration Day of the same year when Kamala Harris, the American vice president, arrived with her family. Ella Emhoff is the stepdaughter of Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff. But there are many other things to say about Ella, about her unlikely modeling career, and her great passion for knitwear.
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Emhoff’s modelling career and more
In 2021, at Balenciaga, Emhoff certainly fits into Balenciaga’s idiosyncratic, gender-fluid lineup in her own right,» as noted by The Cut at the time. Her runway debut – immediately after signing a contract with IMG Models – allowed her to become known in this world, but her career goes beyond fashion weeks. In 2021, Ella had just graduated from Parsons School of Design, and the following year – after a capsule collection with Batsheva – she announced the launch of a limited edition knitwear line under her name. One of Emhoff’s many talents is her contribution to the resurgence of knitting and crochet, as we have previously discussed here.
Ella Emhoff’s Style
Ella Emhoff’s style is conscious, fluid, just funky enough, and incredibly fun. Her unforgettable Miu Miu coat worn on Inauguration Day, in pied de poule with gold appliqués on the top, exemplifies her eclectic personality perfectly, making her style vibrant and uniquely her own. In short, she is a cheeky style icon, just what we need in these times.
Soft Hands Knitclub
Three years after Inauguration Day, Ella Emhoff still seems to be riding high, but all according to her own rules. Last October, she established the Soft Hands Knitclub, a monthly gathering in New York aimed at bringing knitting enthusiasts together. It’s a model worth following, reminding us of the importance of manual work and how it can bring people together to form a community.