Did we just experience the debut of the next model it-girl? Daughter of the late Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant made her runway debut for the SS24 Milan Fashion Week with none other than Versace.
The 20-year-old USC student walked down the runway in a black demure dress, accessorized with silver flats and a little black purse. Bryant posted twice on her Instagram regarding the show. The first post showcased a combination of pictures and videos from the show with the caption “VESACE!! Grazie Mille! Still feels like a dream. I am beyond honored and grateful.”
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The second post contained a single photo of the model and Donatella Versace herself. Bryant wrote “@donatella_versace This was such an incredible experience, I had the best time and felt so much love and support through it all.”
Bryant opened up to Vogue about how much support the famous designer has given her: “She was just so welcoming and sweet and made me feel so comfortable, especially with it being my first runway,” Bryant said. “Meeting her definitely helped settle any nerves.”
The new runway model has been signed with IMG since 2021, and accompanying her on the runway were big names including Gigi Hadid, Vittoria Ceretti and Claudia Schiffer. While Bryant is relatively new to the modeling industry, she is loving it so far and learning how to do things her own way.
“I’ve always loved watching videos of Naomi walking down the runway along with videos of other iconic supermodels I look up to,” she told Vogue. “My mom says, ‘Walk like Naomi but remember to be yourself, put your own style to your walk, and always with your head held high.'”
The advice is paying off because after Versace, Bryant continued on to walk for Boss in a striped pencil skirt double belted with a burgundy blouse. What runway do you think she’ll grace next?
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