As you may know, Ella Emhoff recently scored a colossal career opportunity.
After appearing at Biden’s inauguration, the new-to-fame step-daughter of Kamala Harris had something fall into her 21-year-old lap: a modeling contract with big-time agency IMG Models.
Other IMG clients:
gigi hadid beautiful
gigi hadid talented
gigi hadid cute
gigi hadid radiant
gigi hadid model
gigi hadid vogue pic.twitter.com/KkXMc3QZNI
— ᴊᴏs♡'s ɢᴇʀᴀʟ𖤍 (@joskmm_) February 18, 2021
Xiao Wen Ju…
xiao wen ju shot by ben hasett for british vogue march 2020. pic.twitter.com/ZTegHtI1r9
— Audrey (@httpsblossom) October 14, 2020
and Emily DiDonato.
— Emily DiDonato Source (@emilydidosource) February 16, 2021
When not even the (until-recently) First Lady — a model — can get a gig, if you can score a deal with a major player…while wearing a mask…I’d say fate has smiled upon you.
If — that is — you can thrive in such a chew-you-up-and-spit-you-out industry.
Young artist & stepdaughter of VP Harris, Emma Emhoff, is a breath of fresh air after Ivanka. Not sure about modeling gig for her & Gorman but hopefully they can help change that world. Highly recommend following Emhoff on Instagram. And of course Gorman too! #emmaemhoff pic.twitter.com/YrZGh2lKsf
— Ann Tracy (Áine Ní Threasaigh) (@anntracyart) January 29, 2021
— Vogue España (@VogueSpain) February 16, 2021
If the modeling gig betters Ella’s life, then good for her and congratulations.
As part of Proenze Schouler’s Fall/Winter offerings at Thursday’s virtual New York Fashion Week event, she made her runway debut.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) February 18, 2021
— Fashion Week (@FashionWeek) February 18, 2021
Apropos, a video interview with the designers highlights a remarkable state of the world:
that would be, everything…
Here’s what Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez had to say:
“In a lot of ways…having Ella be in the show was perfect for us because she represents this idea of a new beginning — a whole new chapter in American life, in American culture.”
They noted the newness:
“It’s the beginning of something new and fresh and optimistic and joyful.”
It seems the stinky skunk that was Trump has relieved the air of his unfashionable stench. And now, we can dress down like we’re livin’ it up:
“[W]e wanted the clothes to have…that feeling of…just something that feels fresh and new and devoid of stuff and excess.”
They immediately embraced Ella:
“We had an immediate connection with her. We just kind of got on immediately. It was really cool.”
Not so long ago, female models served a singular purpose: Be beautiful girls, standing there.
oh to be Claudia Schiffer ignoring crowds of italian men staring at her pic.twitter.com/DiysbNJ6tn
— Ángel (@anburgo_) February 16, 2021
VERSACE 1994. pic.twitter.com/TkFcxQF0Kj
— 𝓜. (@MEENAVOGUEE) February 11, 2021
naomi campbell and claudia schiffer are the blueprint pic.twitter.com/IHdXqjz1qk
— ray (@stonersdean) February 16, 2021
oh to look like and be naomi campbell 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LNIZ17EHtY
— soha (@sohahahamid) February 16, 2021
These days, there’s gotta be more:
“You know, to us, she’s more than a model. I think the models that are interesting to us these days are not just faces — thery’re faces that stand for something, that mean something. And she’s…emblematic of this, of this new generation of models and women, of fashion. These models nowadays have to stand for something. They have to have meaning. They can’t just be like a beautiful girl standing there.”
And so it goes.
We’re living in an era of messaging. Of consciousness. Of considered commentary.
What once was done for pleasure is now done for points — to make them, or score them.
It’s an increasingly political world.
I guess you’d might as well look good in it.
So get out there and dress it up.
Throw on those Democrat duds, and relegate those Republican rags to the recycler.
It’s a new, fresh era, folks: Joe Biden’s in the White House, Kamala Harris is on deck, and it’s time to strut your stuff.
But one fashion tip, from everyone at Hip Headquarters:
For goodness sake, forgo the red cap.
— juliamarjan (@juliamarjan) February 26, 2018
— Blowuponline (@blowuponline) January 23, 2018
— The Hard Times (@REALpunknews) September 20, 2020
A #MAGA hat is a symbol of racism. Plain and simple. If you wear it, you are saying “I endorse racism, homophobia and bigotry”. There is no other way to put this, no middle ground. In America, we must not allow racism to be normalized any further- to do so is extremely dangerous. pic.twitter.com/6C2V0aF1Qg
— Josh Fox #BanFrackingNow (@joshfoxfilm) January 24, 2019
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