Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant attends the Dolce and Gabbana event in Venice, Italy with friend Ciara

Vanessa Bryant has landed in Venice, Italy ahead of the Dolce and Gabbana fashion event. On Friday Kobe Bryant’s widow, 39, was seen boarding a flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport before hopping on a private jet to get to her final stop in Italy.



The highly anticipated two-day event will feature fashion shows showcasing the brand’s latest collections: Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria, Alta Gioielleria, and Alta Orologeria.



The former model was fittingly dressed in the luxury fashion house brand as she deplaned with a group of friends. Vanessa was dressed in a leopard and cherry print Dolce & Gabbana bomber jacket and black, skin-tight leggings.

She also donned the Italian brand’s white sneakers and animal print face mask, which she kept secured over her mouth and nose amid the still dangerous COVID-19 pandemic.



The Southern California native carried some of her travel essentials in a gray-patterned D&G bag, wore stylish dark sunglasses, and her long, raven tresses flowed in a natural wave.

Upon arriving in Venice, Bryant was seen with her close friend Ciara Wilson. The Level Up singer was spotted in an all-black outfit consisting of dark, round sunglasses, a leather shirt jacket, and leggings.



The wife to NFL star Russell Wilson also sported a black t-shirt dress and leather combat boots. Her hair was parted down the middle and worn in a long, straight style. She carried a leopard-print overnight Dolce and Gabbana bag across her body.

The two friends recently took a trip to Mexico, as Vanessa and her daughters have spent much time with the singer in the time since Kobe’s sudden death. Per Vogue, the fashion shows will highlight the Italian city’s historical art legacy and manufacturing industry.



The runway events will use Venice’s most notable landmarks as backdrops. Other stars expected to be in attendance are Bebe Rexha, Sharon Stone, and Kitty Spencer.

The trip comes just over a week after Bryant dropped off her eldest daughter, Natalia, on USC’s campus in downtown Los Angeles to begin her freshman year of college.

The proud mother documented the moment by sharing a photo of herself wearing a leopard print sweater, snuggled up to her three girls, including Natalia, 18, Bianka, four, and Capri, two.

‘Today was rough. This was before the tears came down. Missing [peace sign] forever. I love you @NataliaBryant BE EPIC and FIGHT ON,’ she gushed in the caption.