Natalia Bryant proves she’s a fashion risk-taker as she rocks bubble-shaped gown for Met Gala debut

Natalia Bryant proved she isn’t afraid to take a few risks on the red carpet as she made her Met Gala debut on Monday night.

The 18-year-old model daughter of late basketball legend Kobe Bryant was full of drama while strutting her stuff in a sequined balloon-shaped gown from Conner Ives, which was handpicked by Vogue EIC Anna Wintour.

Keeping things playful, her frock featured a small train and  was dressed up with pink satin heels. 

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Risk-taker: Natalia Bryant dared to wear a bubbly sequined dress during her debut appearance at the Met Gala on Monday night

Echoing her dress’s effervescent look, Natalia had her hair styled into a big 50s-inspired beehive.

Her look definitely had people talking.

Within minutes, the frock had social media divided, with some comparing her dress to a ‘Christmas ornament’ and others calling it ‘youthful.’ 

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Despite some Twitter users slamming Wintour’s wardrobe choice for the model, Natalia explained she ‘definitely wanted to do something really fun and young.’      

‘I’m so glad Anna Wintour allowed me to wear this exhibit dress. This just feels like a dream,’ the USC freshman raved to ET. ‘Everyone’s just been so welcoming and nice.’

Looking good! The 18-year-old model daughter of late basketball legend Kobe Bryant was full of drama while strutting her stuff in a sequined balloon-shaped gown from Conner Ives 

Best tressed: Echoing her dress’s effervescent look, Natalia had her hair styled into a big 50s-inspired beehive

Feeling beautiful: Despite some Twitter users slamming Wintour’s wardrobe choice for the model, Natalia explained she ‘definitely wanted to do something really fun and young’

She continued: ‘Having my whole family support me is just so nice tonight… it means everything.’  

Natalia showed she was getting used to being part of the celeb set as she mingled with fellow models Joan Smalls and Lily Aldridge. 

Her mother Vanessa Bryant fawned over her outfit and dropping her off at the Met Gala for the first time, which she said gave her ‘preschool drop off feelings.’ 

‘The VOGUE team and Anna Wintour appointed Natalia this incredible dress designed by Conner Ives which will also be featured in the American Lexicon EXHIBIT,’ she gushed. ‘Thank you to Instagram, Anna Wintour and VOGUE for hosting my beautiful Natalia. Special thanks to our glam team!!!!’  

‘I’m so glad Anna Wintour allowed me to wear this exhibit dress. This just feels like a dream,’ the USC freshman raved to ET. ‘Everyone’s just been so welcoming and nice’

Sparking discussion: Still, the star’s look was not immune to criticism from trolls, who joked they wanted the person that put Natalia in this look ‘named and shamed, and then blacklisted’

Just why? Another described her attire as looking like ‘an egg that was rolled in sparkles’

Making it work! Fans defended her look and she she ‘made it work’

Support: A fan of Natalia defended the beauty by reminding people that Anna Wintour ‘made’ Natalia wear this and she had a cool ’60s vibe’

Still, the star’s look was not immune to criticism from trolls, who joked they wanted the person that put Natalia in this look ‘named and shamed, and then blacklisted.’

Another described her attire as looking like ‘an egg that was rolled in sparkles.’ 

A fan of Natalia defended the beauty by reminding people that Anna Wintour ‘made’ Natalia wear this.  

Proud mom: Her mother Vanessa Bryant fawned over her eldest’s outfit and dropping her off at the Met Gala for the first time, which she said gave her ‘preschool drop off feelings’

One Twitter user noted that the evening was filled with eyebrow-raising looks. 

‘Some Met Gala looks aren’t it. Kim K looks like the grim reaper, they did Natalia Bryant wrong by giving her a dress that looks like a gum ball machine but she still looks beautiful, Rihanna & A$AP Rocky look like they are covering themselves with blanket,’ they tweeted. 

Last week, the stunner landed her first magazine cover with Teen Vogue.

Big moment: Last week, the stunner landed her first magazine cover with Teen Vogue

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