IMG Models boss says design student “exudes joy” and will join poet Amanda Gorman at the agency

Vice President Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, signed after her appearance at the President’s inauguration at IMG Models – the home of Gigi and Bella Hadid

Emhoff’s two looks – a jeweled Miu Miu coat and a merlot-colored Batsheva dress – went viral during the television ceremony

“It’s intimidating and scary to go into this world that is focused on you and your body,” she told the New York Times Emhoff, who already works for a smaller agency, said: “I was quite surprised when it all happened to IMG because when I was younger I never saw that as part of my timeline ”

Emhoff, who has described herself as “really weird tattoos and some kind of funky haircut,” joins inaugural poet Amanda Gorman at the agency

Ivan Bart, President of IMG Models, said, “Ella is communicating this moment. There’s a cheek and joy she exudes” He said when he saw her at the inauguration he thought, “Wow, she communicates fashion ”

Emhoff, nicknamed “Bushwick’s first daughter”, is studying art and textiles at New York’s Parsons School of Design and plans to become a fashion designer “I think the goal is definitely to have my own knitting brand, a label, whatever you call it, “she told Vice Emhoff in November selling her designs from her website, although she is not currently taking any commissions

She said she wanted to create an online space where she “could have a number of different pieces that I keep creating and doing my commission-based work, all in one store”

“I’d love to try to keep a one-woman show, but I think as things keep going up with my knitwear it’s harder I’m just one woman, I can only do so many jobs while at the same time I try to just enjoy life ”

Ella Emhoff

Weltnachrichten – GB – Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, signs with IMG Models