In January 2020, the world stood still as the tragic news of the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant began to spread. In the hours after, it was also confirmed that his daughter, 13-year-old Gianna Bryant, was also onboard along with 7 others. Immediately, all eyes were on the previously very private Bryant family, consisting of Kobe’s widow Vanessa, their two young daughters Capri and Bianka and their oldest daughter, Natalia. As shocked, stunned and devastated as the world was, we all knew that our own grief was only secondary to that of the Bryant family’s and with Natalia going into her senior year of high school one could only imagine the far-reaching depth of her loss. If the19-year old model and student at University of Southern California had decided to completely isolate herself from the public eye, we’d all have understood her reasoning but, instead, she’s chosen to continue living her young and promising life.
From starring in Beyonce’s Halls of Ivy Ivy Park campaign to covering Teen Vogue and showing up on some the most coveted red carpets, Natalia Bryant is fashion’s newest IT girl and we are here for it. With her statuesque figure and her quiet confidence, Natalia is blazing a trail that is all her own (including being signed to IMG Models!) and we’re loving every single second of it.
Here are 7 of our favorite Natalia Bryant moments.
Everyone wants to have their moment on the Vanity Fair carpet and this year Natalia Bryant showed up and stunned. In a glorious, deep-plunging black and gold gown, the heir to the kingdom Kobe built was a sight to behold!
Halls Of Ivy campaign
Is she not giving us all the Dionne Davenport realness we can handle? A long time friend of the Bryant family, Beyoncé picked Natalia to head up one of the most anticipated drops from Ivy Park to date and we can see why.
Covering such a legendary publication is no small feat. Absolutely crushing every single look isn’t either. From flow pink frocks to contemporary high fashion, Natalia proved to us all why she is the moment.
At the Met
Wearing custom Arturo Holmes, Natalia boldly demanded attention on one of fashion’s most beloved nights, the Met Gala. Looking like she stepped right off of the walls of the museum itself, she opted for a statement-making piece over the expected chic or sexy looks chosen by her peers. We love a girl who’s not afraid to take risks!
In March 2021, Natalia worked with the Carter’s frequent collaborator, photographer Mason Poole. Can we just take a moment to get into the material? A face card that never declines? Check!
The perfect mixture between her two stunning parents, Natalia delivers a girl next door beauty with a supermodel twist that we cannot get enough of. Effortless!
The Beckham Wedding
Over the weekend, Natalia gave us this moment and left the girls GAGGED. A teal, deep-plunge Roberto Cavalli gown paired with silver jewelry and a sleek braided pony? A moment. Celebrating the nuptials of Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, the elegant IMG model opted for a simply stunning picturesque silhouette that, no doubt, turned heads.