Of public officials and modeling contracts

Of public officials and modeling contracts
Model for Miu Miu walks the (alternative coronavirus) runway during fall Fashion Week 2020. Harpers Bazaar UK video, YouTube

[Ed. – I’ve been a bit bemused by all the to-do over Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, getting a modeling contract with IMG.  There’s been an awful lot of blowback, which seems to center on the fact that Ms. Emhoff doesn’t look like a ’90s supermodel.  But neither do most of the runway and editorial models working today.  They look more like Ella Emhoff, in fact.  They’re very tall and thin, with angular features and typically a bored, almost sour-looking affect whether walking the runway (video) or being photographed.  With professional hair and makeup, she’ll fit right in.  Best wishes to her.  The observation that Melania Trump is simply gorgeous and was completely ignored by the fashion industry for four years is a very just one, meanwhile.]

Emhoff isn’t an ugly young woman. Her features are decent. What strikes me is that, in so many pictures, she’s such an angry, unhappy – indeed, scary – looking young woman. …. In only a few pictures do you see her with a smile, and then she looks, again, like a nice, but ordinary, young woman (and there’s nothing wrong with that) …

Emhoff’s at most pleasant ordinariness hasn’t stopped the fashion world from swooning about this “get” of someone close to the Biden administration:

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