Inauguration

Ella Emhoff, Inauguration Day’s Breakout Fashion Star, Signed With IMG Models

Cole Emhoff (L) and Ella Emhoff, the stepchildren of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris arrive during Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee / POOL / AFP) (Photo by WIN MCNAMEE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Cole Emhoff (L) and Ella Emhoff, the stepchildren of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris arrive during Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee / POOL / AFP) (Photo by WIN MCNAMEE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Two days after National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old who performed her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s Inauguration, was signed by IMG Models, the international modeling agency tapped Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff. On Thursday, IMG announced the Brooklyn-based fashion student and designer as the newest member of its roster.

“Ella communicates this moment in time,” Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models, told The New York Times this week. “There’s a cheekiness and a joy she exudes.” Later, Bart told the publication that the moment Emhoff appeared on

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How the Inauguration Inspired the Next Generation of Black Fashion Designers

Just as Kamala Harris’ inauguration was a history-making moment in politics, so it was in fashion with Black designers behind the biggest looks of the occasion.

Harris, the first Black, South Asian, and woman vice president, wore a coat by Christopher John Rogers, a leading Black designer who won the 2020 CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Her heels were by Sergio Hudson, another talented Black designer who also dressed Michelle Obama in her head-to-toe burgundy ensemble for the presidential inauguration. (Rogers declined to comment; Hudson did not return requests for comment.)

On the eve of the inauguration at a tribute to those of have passed away from COVID-19, Vice President Harris wore a coat from Pyer Moss, a brand designed and owned by Haitian American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond. Jean-Raymond launched Pyer Moss in 2013, and he quickly became a darling of the American fashion

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Amanda Gorman signs modeling contract after star turn at inauguration

<span>Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Amanda Gorman, whose performance of her poem The Hill We Climb during Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration drew widespread praise, has signed to IMG Models, the same agency as Gigi and Bella Hadid.

The 22-year-old US national youth poet laureate, has already become a fashion sensation. The red satin Prada headband she wore during the inauguration ceremony led to the item selling out, while her yellow coat (also Prada) caused searches for “yellow coats” to increase 1,328% (according to fashion search engine Lyst) in the wake of her appearance.

Related: How Amanda Gorman became the voice of a new American era

“I’m a black woman with a powerful pen and a big heart, and I like my look to reflect that pride,” Gorman told Harper’s Bazaar, speaking about her love of style. She told the magazine she loves “loud, regal-looking dresses embroidered with flowers

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Michelle Obama’s Stylist Spills the Secrets Behind Her Bold Inauguration Look

From Marie Claire

Fashion icon and former First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Biden-Harris inauguration on Wednesday, showing her support for the new administration’s highly-anticipated and historic day. When it came to her outfit, Obama did not disappoint donning a magenta-colored jacket with matching monochromatic turtleneck sweater and wide-leg trousers. She completed the chic look with a gold belt, black leather gloves, a simple Christy Rilling black silk mask, and suede block-heeled boots by Stuart Weitzman; she wore her hair down in bouncy curls for the occasion.

Obama’s outfit was designed by Sergio Hudson, a Black designer from South Carolina who also dressed the Vice President-elect on Wednesday. Hudson explained on The Bakari Sellers Podcast that Obama’s outfit was inspired by a look from his Fall ’20 collection.

“We did the pants instead a dress, and we did the top as a sweater instead of a dress,” he said.

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