Black Mamba has been flexin’ his passion for fashion and love of European culture again. The baller and Italian speaker showed up to show love to Italian designer Valentino Wednesday in New York, leading many to wonder if he’s planning to try and take Amar’e Stoudemire’s spot as the leading NBA fashionisto.
Is Kobe Bryant trying to upstage Amar’e Stoudemire for Anna Wintour’s attention and the fashion world spotlight’?
The LA Laker swooped in to share the limelight as Valentino was honored with the FIT Couture Council Award yesterday, kicking off Fashion Week, with industry elite including Daphne Guinness, Linda Fargo, Glenda Bailey and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
Spies tell us that Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, arrived at the Lincoln Center event “at exactly the same time as Valentino. They embraced and walked in together. He and his wife love fashion, and were seated with Melania Trump during the luncheon before heading straight back to the airport.”
Stoudemire was one of the stars of last year’s Fall Fashion Week, sitting front-row at Tommy Hilfiger with Wintour. He’s now collaborating on a line with Rachel Roy.
If the lockout continues we fully expect this dude to move to Italy and start making knitwear. SMH.
This dude is all the way Roman with it ain’t he? First the butt rape, then the suspect shoot with the L.A. times and now he’s trying to be all the way down with the fashion world. Hey Nessa, if you like it we love it.