Natalia Bryant looked absolutely beautiful in a $4,695 Dolce & Gabbana gown, which she received as a gift from the designer, to her second prom of the season.
The eldest daughter of the late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa Bryant shared a sweet snap wearing the chic fit-and-flare on Wednesday night with her more than 2.6 million followers.
‘Thank you so much for this lovely dress @dolcegabbana,’ the 18-year-old, who signed with IMG Models in February, captioned the photo on her Instagram Story. In the picture, she can be seen seated next to her prom date, who looked dap-per in a classic black suit, with a pink and white corsage around her wr!st.
Natalia wore her da*k brown hair down on her shoulders and sported a glamorous makeup look, which included bla-ck liquid eyeliner, false lashes and a rosy lipstick.
Earlier in the night, she shared a video of herself transforming from her casual clothes into her evening wear.
The post received more than and 149,969 likes in less than 24 hours as well as comments from Kyle Richards, Storm Reid and Kimora Lee Simmons. Earlier this month, Natalia shared a photo from her first senior prom, which prevented her from attending her dad’s induction ceremony into the NBA Hall Of Fame.
Natalia also posted footage of herself in her bubblegum pink prom dress and affectionately spo-ofed The Princess Diaries.
Recreating a scene from the movie, she appeared in her normal clothes and mouthed along to Anne Hathaway saying: ‘A- a princess? Shut UP!’
Her Instagram Stories then cut to clips of her twirling around in her frock, in a nod to the way Anne’s frumpy character in the movie is tran-sformed into a glamorous royal. Natalia lo** her father and 13-year-old sister Gianna last January in a tragic helicopter cra*h that also clai-med seven other lives.
Kobe’s posthumous Hall Of Fame induction was initially scheduled for last August before being postponed to this month on account of the pan*emi*.
Her mother Vanessa posted a sweet selfie with Natalia from the night with the caption: ‘Natalia almost m*ss*d her senior prom last night.’
Vanessa explained: ‘When I was a senior in high school, Kobe and I were engaged and he had a playoff game the night of my prom. Kobe didn’t want me going to prom without him and I didn’t want to go without him.’ Kobe and Vanessa met when he was 21 and she was 17, becoming engaged while she was still a senior in high school.
‘When we heard Natalia’s prom night and Kobe’s Hall of Fame night were on the same night, I looked at Natalia and said, ‘Well if it’s any consolation, daddy kept me from going to my prom, so it’s only right that he tried to keep you from going to yours,’ the mother-of-four jok*d on Instagram.