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

Ella Emhoff receives praise for bedazzled coat  (Getty Images)
Ella Emhoff receives praise for bedazzled coat (Getty Images)

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

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Kamala Harris is making history as vice president. How will her style reflect that?

As Kamala Harris makes history as the first Black, South Asian and female vice president, fashion leaders hope her style choices will make a statement — especially one that promotes American designers.

“I think she has a duty to uplift American fashion because by doing so, she adds value to it,” said Antoine Gregory, founder of Black Fashion Fair, an online platform that aims to bolster Black designers who have often been ignored or erased from history. “People who are in fashion place a higher value on European design. A lot of American designers don’t get the same acknowledgment, the same type of press or the same type of visibility.”

And unlike multibillion dollar conglomerates in Europe, many American designers are small business owners who have been struck hard by COVID-19, Gregory points out. The fashion stylist and nine-year industry veteran said he hopes to see Harris’ style reflect

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Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ Husband, Already Has a #DougHive of Fans

Last year, before stopping at a campaign rally in Iowa, Kamala Harris—then a 2020 presidential candidate—met up with a drumline. Pure bliss ensued. As shown in a video that has since gone viral, Harris boogied alongside a group of young girls, manifesting the image she has curated for herself as a candidate full of exuberance and gusto, the rare politician who actually has moves.

Midway through the 30-second clip, you can see a man wearing dad jeans and a blazer jump in and out of frame. His dancing isn’t entirely on beat, but he is nonetheless a great sport.

Meet Doug Emhoff, Harris’ husband. His blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in that video shows just about everything you need to know about America’s first-ever second gentleman. The 64-year-old attorney has been by her side for the entire election cycle, but quietly. He never seems to bask in the spotlight, though he looks extremely

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How Kamala Harris uses style to tell her story

How the candidates for president and vice president communicate nonverbally—from their facial expressions, to how often they wear masks, to the way that they dress—is a critical component of their campaigns. This is not to suggest that the colour of a blazer or the print on a tie is of a piece with a candidate’s policy positions. But, as Vanessa Friedman persuasively argues in The New York Times, “Substance doesn’t exist entirely independent of style.” Style, when wielded most effectively, can often reinforce message, substance, and character.

Look no further than VP candidate Kamala Harris’s now-viral plane exits.

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When she’s not in heels, as she was for the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Harris is

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