A Day After Kobe Bryant’s 20 YO Daughter’s Runway Debut, Vanessa Bryant Flaunts $1.7 Billion Worth Company’s Personalised Surprise

Published 09/25/2023, 7:47 AM EDT

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After winning his 4th championship in 2009, Kobe Bryant stood the chance to win his fifth in 2010. A few months before the Finals, the Black Mamba graced the covers of GQ. During the same, he donned a bathrobe from a $1.7 billion fashion house. Notably, Kobe would win the 2010 championship in 7 games. But 13 years later, the collaboration between Bryant and the Italian fashion giant would continue. This time, with Kobe Bryant’s 20-year-old daughter at the helm.

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There’s a new reason to smile for the late NBA star’s wife. Not only did her daughter make her runway debut with the same brand from 13 years ago, Vanessa Bryant herself received a special surprise from the fashion company.

Vanessa Bryant has a proud mother moment after Natalia’s debut

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Vanessa Bryant is on cloud 9. In her recent Instagram stories, Vanessa flaunted a personalized gift that was sent to her from Versace. The gift arrived after Natalia’s runway debut a few days ago at the Milan Fashion Week. Displaying the spring/summer 24 collection, Natalia received lots of love and praise from mother Vanessa. A few days later, Versace sent the mother of four a white jumper with Vanessa’s name written on the back in gilded letters.

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Vanessa Bryant shared the same on Instagram with her 15.4 million followers. She captioned the story – “Thank you!! VERSACE.

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The highlight of the Milan Fashion Week – the Versace show – kicked off last Tuesday and ends on Monday. Natalia was a fresher among the familiar faces on the runway including Claudia Schiffer, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner.

For the show, Natalia donned a classic black dress with a deep V-neckline hem ending just above the knees.

As reported by Elle, Natalia shared her runway shots on Instagram with the caption – “VERSACE!! Grazie Mille!! Still feels like a dream. I am beyond honored and grateful.” Notably, there is plenty of fashion news brewing in the Bryant family. One key development is closely tied to Kobe’s iconic nickname.

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Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba inspiration

‘Black Mamba’ is a highly venomous snake found in Africa, which is renowned for its agility, fearlessness, and deadly strikes. Kobe acquired this nickname to cope with the difficult phase of his life in 2003. Now, taking inspiration from that, Vanessa Bryant is gearing up for the ‘Black Mamba Collection’.

Kobe Bryant’s essence is found in almost every aspect of Vanessa’s life. One of her recent Instagram posts showcases the highlights of the upcoming collection which is to be launched this holiday season of 2023.

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Vanessa teased a dapper black jacket with the caption “Job’s not finished,” a few weeks ago. The bomber had the caption etched, Kobe’s iconic phrase from the 2009 NBA Finals. Also embroidered were various little tidbits from Kobe’s illustrious career.

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Dimple is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. She has always been a sports-oriented person, and grew up with a strong interest towards basketball. More than playing, it's also about understanding the sport as a whole.
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