An adorable debut! Late Kobe Bryant’s 18-year-old daughter, Natalia, kept her Monday, September 13, Met Gala look “young and fun” for the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme.
The 18-year-old daughter of Vanessa Bryant and late basketball legend Kobe Bryant wore a colorful look designed by Conner Ives for the glamorous occasion.
While appearing on the carpet, she told“Entertainment Tonight” that she had wanted to wear something “really fun and young.”
“I’m so glad Anna Wintour allowed me to wear this exhibit dress by Conner Ives,” she said. “This just feels like a dream … everyone’s just been so welcoming and nice.”
Before the star-studded gala, Natalia, who is a freshman at the University of Southern California and also represented by IMG Models, told “Access Hollywood” that she had “no idea” what to expect inside the event but that she was looking forward to seeing Ciara, a close family friend.
Natalia’s glam outing came seven months after she signed her first modeling contract. “I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” the teenager told IMG Models via Instagram in February. “I have a love for the industry and ever since I can remember I wanted to model. There is a lot to learn but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively. I am beyond thrilled and honored to be a part of the IMG family!”
Vanessa Bryant gushed over her eldest daughter’s look on Instagram, writing, “Bringing back preschool drop-off feelings as I send my firstborn off to her first Met Gala.”
The late Los Angeles Lakers player died in a January 2020 helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other victims. The Olympian, who also shared Bianka, 4, and Capri, 2, with Vanessa, worked to make their kids’ lives “as normal as possible” despite his fame.
Author: Bunmi Johnson
New York, USA