Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff's daughter walked in the Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2021 show Thursday

By Ashley Boucher
February 19, 2021 08:25 PM
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Ella Emhoff
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Ella Emhoff is officially a cover girl!

The 21-year-old model — Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff's daughter — appeared on her first magazine cover Friday, just one day after she made her surprise debut at New York Fashion Week.

Ella stars on the cover of Dust magazine's Spring 2021 issue wearing her own knit patchwork sweater over a black turtleneck. The Parsons School of Design senior released a five-piece collection of knitwear this week that sold out within hours.

Ella made a surprise appearance in Proenza Schouler's Fall/Winter 2021 show on Thursday walking in baggy trousers and an open black blazer fastened with a single button. The show was presented virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ella Emhoff
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She also posed in a second look from Proenza Schouler's latest collection: a leather trench coat layered over a printed turtleneck that was accessorized with vintage-inspired circle rim glasses.

Ella's curly hair was styled in a modern version of the '90s mullet on the runway and in the campaign photo.

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The rising star called it "a very epic first experience with the fashion world" in an interview with Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, CNN Style reported.

In January, Emhoff landed a major modeling contract with IMG Models after catching the attention of president Ivan Bart "as soon as she walked in the door" during the presidential primaries over the summer. Shortly after, the two began discussing the idea of joining IMG Models. 

She has put her fashion acumen on display since, and turned heads with her Inauguration look on Jan. 20, an embellished Miu Miu coat.

While Ella told the New York Times that she never saw modeling "as being part of my timeline," she's looking forward to being a part of the change occurring in the modeling industry that allows for more diversity and authenticity.