Natalia Bryant is officially a runway star.
Bryant, the daughter of late basketball star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant, made her runway debut during Milan Fashion Week on Friday. In an Instagram post On Saturday, she shared that modeling for Versace “still feels like a dream.”
“I feel extremely honored and grateful,” she added.
For the legendary Italian luxury house, Bryant, 20, wore a black knee-length dress with a V-neck and square shoulder pads. Her look also included a small black handbag and chrome peep-toe Mary Jane shoes.
In the comments, stars like Ciara, Viola Davis, Storm Reid, Ashley Park and Kimora Lee Simmons were excited about Bryant’s runway debut.
“Okkkk Babyyyyy goooo!😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥,” Lee Simmons wrote.
“Beautiful ❤️❤️,” Davis commented.
Bryant’s cheerleaders included mom Vanessa, who commented, “I’m so proud of you baby!”
Vanessa celebrated her daughter’s milestone in her own Instagram posts. The Versace runway was her first show since signing with IMG Models in 2021.
“You did it, Mom!!!! I love you so much and am so happy for you @nataliabryant ! Bellísima! 😘 Versace! ❤️.” Vanessa wrote.
Natalia also brought her catwalk skills with her boss. For this show she wore a brown jacket, black pencil skirt, black handbag and black stilettos.
Bryant, a student at USC, said Fashion that Donatella Versace “invited me to be part of something so special.” She told the magazine that her mother helped her find her own personal flair.
“My mother says, ‘Walk like Naomi.’ [Campbell] But remember to be yourself, add your own style to the way you walk and always keep your head held high,” she told the magazine.
Natalia is one of Vanessa and Kobe’s four children. Vanessa is also the mother of late aspiring basketball stars Gianna, Bianka and Capri. Kobe and Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020.