Ella Emhoff: People are obsessed with the bedazzled coat Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter wore to inauguration

‘Ella Emhoff’s coat makes me proud to be an American’

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Thursday 21 January 2021 08:22 GMT
Kamala Harris and extended family walk to White House together

In addition to history-making firsts, the Biden-Harris inauguration ceremony was full of momentous fashion moments, with style icons Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez earning praise for their sartorial choices.

However, Inauguration Day also saw the arrival of a new fashion icon, Vice President Kamala Harris’s step daughter Ella Emhoff, who wore a bedazzled Miu Miu coat to watch her “Momala” sworn-in.

For the ceremony, the 22-year-old, a textile design student at Parsons in New York City, paired the embellished plaid coat with an oversized white statement collar and a burgundy dress by New York designer Batsheva.

The vice president’s stepdaughter completed the look with a pair of black leather gloves, black boots and a black mask.

Emhoff’s unique fashion choice was met with approval on Twitter, where hundreds of viewers expressed their love for the design student’s coat.

“Ella Emhoff’s coat makes me proud to be an American,” one person tweeted.

Another said: “The only fabric I will pledge allegiance to is Ella Emhoff's glittering coat.”

“Ella Emhoff’s inauguration coat needs its own ceremony,” someone else wrote.

Others expressed their eagerness to see Emhoff continue to emerge as a fashion icon over the next four years, with some pointing out that the 22-year-old has previously shown off her unique fashion sense on Instagram, where she also shares photos and videos of the clothes she has knitted.

On Tuesday, Emhoff also earned praise for her outfit choice when she wore a black, red and white striped pleated skirt, shirt and tie and a long navy double-breasted coat by Thom Browne upon her arrival in the nation’s capital.

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