Stepdaughter of Vice-President Kamala Harris makes surprise runway debut at New York Fashion Week

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Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week.

The stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris first caught the public's attention at President Joe Biden's inauguration, when her embellished Miu Miu coat went viral and made her the event's sartorial breakout star.

Shortly after the ceremony, Emhoff was signed to IMG Models. The agency's formidable directory includes supermodels Karlie Kloss and Gisele Bündchen as well as Bella and Gigi Hadid.

Their campaign video sees the concrete perimeter of the Parrish Art Museum in New York turn into a makeshift runway. According to the show notes, the range aims to "comfort, inspire, and empower the modern-day woman."

In a recorded interview for NYFW at Spring Studios in New York, Emhoff admitted to having first-show jitters. "I definitely lost a little sleep the night before," she said in conversation with Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. "I mean I'm walking for the first time, I'm in a professional environment for the first time... It was a very epic first experience with the fashion world"- said the stepdaughter of Vice-President kamala Harris.