Late basketball player Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter, Natalia Bryant Evan, 18, made her first-ever Met Gala debut on Monday, September 13. The California native has also signed a contract with IMG models earlier in February this year. Although it was her first time, Natalia managed to slay her look in Conner Ives’ dress that Anna Wintour chose for her. The 18-year-old model kept her look “young and fun” at her red-carpet debut for the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion Theme.”
Natalia Bryant Stuns Her Look at Met Gala 2021
The 18-year-old California native, Natalia Bryant, made her first-ever Met Gala debut in a stunning balloon-shaped sequined dress that will be presented at a part of the museum’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion Theme.” However, all eyes were on Natalia as she was posing for the camera for her first-ever red-carpet debut since she signed with IMG models in February this year. The budding model wore Conner Ives’ egg-shaped dress, along with a pair of pinkish platform heels and a bouffant.
Moreover, she slew her 60s inspired look with a half-open, half-tied hair look. The sequins on her dress were arranged in a floral pattern. Besides that, she paired the look with shining earrings, subtle makeup, and rings on the fingers of both hands.
Proud Mother Reacts to Her Daughter’s First-Ever Met Gala Debut
Vanessa Bryant, the wife of late basketball player Kobe Bryant and mother of Natalia Bryant, shared the picture of her daughter’s first-ever Met Gala debut on her Instagram. She was a proud mom indeed. Moreover, she said that Kobe would be so proud of her daughter like this. She also congratulated Natalia and said that she’s extremely beautiful inside out. Vanessa and Kobe shared four children together. Natalia, Gianna, Bianca, and Capri.
The former basketball player lost his life along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a 2020 helicopter crash. Despite their fame and publicity, the two have always tried to live a normal life for their daughters. However, Natalia has always thanked her parents for letting her be the normal girl that she is.
What did Natalia Bryant Say About Her Debut?
On making her first debut at the Met Gala 2021, Natalia Bryant said that she was nervous and excited at the same time. She always wanted to look young and fun and different from others. Moreover, she was extremely thankful to Anna Wintour for letting her wear Conner Ives’ exhibit dress. Besides that, she said that always wanted to pursue modeling since she was a little girl. Attending the red-carpet event was like a dream come true for Natalia.
She also mentioned that she is very thankful for all the love and support that her family, especially her mother, provides her. Natalia also met Vanessa’s best friend, Ciara, at the Met Gala event, who paid homage to her late husband Russell Wilson as she wore a neon green football jersey to the event. The young and upcoming model is currently in her freshman year at the University of Southern California.
However, she has a great interest in modeling as well. Therefore, she signed a contract with the IMG Models in February this year. Although it was her first time at the Met, Natalia slew her look.