We Can Barely Recognise Ella Emhoff in Her Couture Debut at the Balenciaga Show
While Ella Emhoff checked Fashion Week off her list back in February, the newly minted model made her couture debut at Balenciaga’s 50th couture collection runway show on Wednesday. A few days after a romantic vacation in St.-Tropez with boyfriend Sam Hine, the knitwear designer and Parsons graduate was barely recognisable as she walked down the runway in an exaggerated double-breasted long coat and tailored trousers with a padded stole draped over her.
Before making an appearance for designer Demna Gvasalia’s first couture collection, Ella previously modeled for Proenza Schouler’s fall/winter line and signed with IMG Models earlier this year. Described as a tribute to the legacy of Balenciaga founder Cristóbal Balenciaga, Demna’s relaunch of couture featured angular, tailored cuts and funky silhouettes.