Doug Emhoff's Daughter's Inauguration Day Jacket Has People Talking

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States became not only a significant day for the political future of the nation, but a day where many sartorial choices were celebrated. Doug Emhoff is the high-powered attorney husband of Vice President Kamala Harris. He has two children, Cole Emhoff and Ella Emhoff, from a previous marriage. After Emhoff and Harris married in 2014, the kids formed a close relationship with their stepmother and started referring to her as "Momola," per the New York Post.

Harris does not have any biological children, but often brought her stepchildren out on the campaign trail. Ella — who is a textile design student at Parsons in New York City, per Town & Country — caught the attention of onlookers for her fashion-forward outfits. She gained a large following on her Instagram page where she showed off her bright, colorful knitted pieces along with her unique fashion sense.

Leading up to the inauguration, Ella was interviewed by Garage and was asked if she would design her own outfit for the event. "I want to, but ... my style and my practice are so different," she told the publication, adding, "but I think I might have to just make an exception because for such a momentous occasion, I think it does require a pretty momentous outfit."

As promised, Ella's ensemble did not disappoint. Keep reading to find out how people reacted to her look.

People went wild over Ella Emhoff's inauguration wardrobe

Ella Emhoff had the internet buzzing thanks to her chic jacket on the historic day. Town & Country described it as "an embellished, strong-shouldered Miu Miu coat, accented by an embroidered, floppy collar." She completed the look with black gloves, high-cut boots, a black face mask and a headband that held her curly hair in place.

Twitter exploded with users heaping praise on the young fashionista's wardrobe choice. "Kamala Harris' step daughter Ella Emhoff wearing Thom Browne & an embellished coat. Let me tell you, I am excited for the next 4 years!" the fashion news account Haute Le Mode wrote. "This is Ella Emhoff's era and we're all just living in it," one fan tweeted.

One Twitter user joked that there would be an upcoming television appearance for Ella. "staring into the souls of the shoulders of ella emhoff's embellished plaid miu miu coat and seeing a cameo on the gossip girl reboot in her future," they wrote. "This is by no means the most important thing right now, but @ella_emhoff's coat at the inauguration is gorgeous and I love it," another user tweeted.

In her interview with Garage, Ella spoke about what she hopes to accomplish in her fashion career. "I think the goal is definitely to have my own knitwear brand, label, whatever you call it." She added, "Setting up a shop, most likely online of where I can just have a bunch of different pieces that I'm constantly creating."

Ella Emhoff collaborated with a designer to create her look

Leading up to Inauguration Day, Ella Emhoff had toyed with the idea of creating something herself to wear for the event, but, ultimately, she decided to seek the help of another designer. In an interview with Voguewhich came out immediately following the ceremony, the burgeoning fashionista spoke about her collaboration with designer Batsheva Hay.

The two women had met online after a friend suggested to Hay that she check out Ella's fantastic Instagram account, which is littered with her vibrant knitwear pieces. After connecting on social media, the two decided to collaborate on a dress for the Vice President's stepdaughter. In preparation for designing the outfit, Ella told Vogue she envisioned an ensemble with "little girl" vibes. "I was going for something girlier, to embrace my feminine side," she told the publication. "How many times do you prepare yourself to attend an inauguration?"

Hay was more than thrilled to help Ella with her look, especially since it allowed her to experiment with tradition. "Women in politics often have these feelings of having to suppress their style or their individuality to fit into these boxy suits....," she explained to the outlet. "I don't mean that you have to rebel and stick up your middle finger to the notion of dressing in a way that's dignified, but for me, it was really fun to make a dress that fit the bill but was still unique."

Ella Emhoff has experienced viral fame before

The fashionable jacket and dress weren't the only things people noticed. Several keen-eyed viewers noticed the curly-haired designer making hilarious gestures with her eyebrows as she watched former Vice President Mike Pence during the ceremony. Multiple videos got uploaded to Twitter that showed Ella's "eyebrow-raising" gestures.

Gaining attention for her head-turning look at the inauguration was not Ella's first brush with online fame. She became the star of a viral TikTok video in November 2020. As covered by NPR, the video was recorded and uploaded by Kamala Harris' nice, Meena Harris. The TikTok showed Ella walking into a room and dancing while holding a bag of McDonald's in each hand while "Positions" by Ariana Grande played over the footage. A quick cut showed Ella smiling for the camera with sauce on her lips, and the caption read: "Ella Emhoff is the main character (who just tried Filet-O-Fish for the first time EVER) #biden2020."

Yep, it will be interesting to see what Ella does next with her newfound fame — stay tuned.