Mr. Bart first became aware of Ms. Emhoff’s style during a fundraiser for Ms. Harris during the presidential primaries. “I noticed her as soon as she walked in the door,” he said. In the summer of 2020, he and Ms. Emhoff spoke about the possibility of joining IMG. They had a Zoom call and she showed him her loom and some of her knitwear.
Ms. Emhoff often publishes her knitting projects on her Instagram account, such as colorful striped pants, although it states that it is currently closed to commissions. It also shows support for the slow fashion movement and the queer community. Her previous model appearances included a shoot for Buffalo Zine, an indie fashion magazine.
Since Ms. Harris was nominated in August, her modern, mixed family has drawn a lot of attention praise. Ms. Emhoff described her stepmother, her father and her mother (Kerstin Emhoff, founder of a production company) as “a unit like a group of three parents”.
This summer in one Video recorded For the Democratic National Convention, Mrs. Emhoff nicknamed the Vice President “Momala, the greatest stepmother in the world”. (When it comes to the second gentleman, she and her brother Cole, 26, call him almost exclusively by his first name Doug. Prior to the inauguration, Ms. Emhoff told the New York Times that she hoped he would start knitting, “just like me . “)
The inauguration ceremony brought Ms. Emhoff a new level of public attention. It wasn’t just her outfit – designed by Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson who dressed Ms. Emhoff in a burgundy Batsheva gown under the Miu Miu coat – or that Thom Browne Coat, skirt and tie with a touch of red, white and blue that she wore at the Covid-19 memorial service the night before, but as she did possibly wobbled her eyebrows on Mike Pence on the Capitol steps.