Ella Emhoff has debuted as a cover woman.

Emhoff, the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, was featured on the cover of Mud Magazine’s Spring 2021 difficulty. 

The triumph got here after Emhoff signed with IMG Fashions in January and solely at some point after she made her runway debut at New York Trend Week.

In a photograph unveiled Friday, the 21-year-old paired a patchwork knit sweater she designed with  a Gucci cotton shirt and a sleeveless turtleneck from The Row. Her notable curls had been slicked again and her glasses absent. 

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Emhoff, who’s emerged because the White Home’s model icon, is a New York Metropolis resident and at the moment targeted on knitwear at Parsons Faculty of Design. 

Based on Girls’s Put on Each day, Emhoff modeled a number of designers, together with Prada and Balenciaga, as a part of the photoshoot and was interviewed by artist Marina Abramović. She was photographed in a Brooklyn studio by Collier Schorr and styled by Brian Molloy. 

Emhoff revealed within the interview that her inauguration outfit, which trend lovers lauded, was a “spur-of-the-moment” alternative and represented her private model properly. 

“Personally, I just like the cross between outdated and new,” she instructed Mud. “I like the doily-type collars, I clearly love knits, I like tartans, I like basic embroidery, and I needed to verify I stayed true to myself and preserve that alive.”

Whereas trend has rapidly encompassed Emhoff’s arrival on the nationwide stage, she nonetheless plans to graduate faculty and proceed knitwear. 

“I am in my final semester, so it is very, very shut,” she stated. 

“However after faculty, I am clearly very enthusiastic about signing with IMG, modeling and growing that artistic side, but additionally persevering with with my knitwear — it is actually necessary to me. It is nearly a egocentric act, a cathartic expertise, my remedy,” she added. 

Emhoff was first labeled a “model icon” after she surprised in the course of the 2021 inauguration

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Cole and Ella Emhoff on the Biden-Harris Inauguration.

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The Biden-Harris Inauguration was a extremely stylized occasion, however Twitter collectively swooned when Emhoff strutted onto the Capitol steps. 

She donned a Miu Miu’s Shetland Pied De Poule coat designed with embellished shoulders, a cinched waistline, and an outsized peter pan collar. Emhoff wore the coat over a burgundy Batsheva gown. 

She later signed to IMG Fashions, which represents celebrities like Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and Justin Bieber. 


Emhoff is the daughter of Doug Emhoff, the first-ever second gentleman and husband to Harris. The couple met on a blind date in 2013 and married in 2014. 

Harris revealed in an Elle interview that neither Emhoff nor her brother, Cole Emhoff, favored the time period “stepmom,” in order that they name her “momala” as a substitute. 

“Our time as a household is Sunday dinner,” she stated. “We come collectively, all of us across the desk, and over time we have fallen into our roles. Cole units the desk and picks the music, Ella makes lovely desserts, Doug acts as my sous-chef, and I prepare dinner.”

On Thursday, Proenza Schouler shared a video of its Fall/Winter 2021 trend present, which featured Emhoff modeling three daring outfits and assertion coats. 

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