See Philipp Plein’s Kobe Bryant Tribute At Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Designer Philipp Plein, Jada Pinkett Smith and models acknowledge the audience during the Philipp Plein fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on February 22, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tullio Puglia/Getty Images)

See Philipp Plein’s Kobe Bryant Tribute At Milan Fashion Week

Published February 24, 2020

Written by Paul Meara

Philipp Plein’s Kobe Bryant tribute at Milan Fashion Week, happening right now, was a very memorable one.

The runway show on Saturday (February 22) concluded in grand fashion with a nod to the Los Angeles Lakers legend, who, along with his daughter Gianna and seven other people, tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26.

In tribute to the late icon, the models — including Olivia Culpo and Jada Pinkett Smith — hit the runway in Plein-logoed jerseys and sweatshirts in Lakers’ signature purple and gold, embedded with Swarovski crystals and Bryant’s number 24.

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Designer Philipp Plein 3rd R), Jada Pinkett Smith (2nd R), Olivia Culpo (3rd L) walk the runway during the Philipp Plein fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on February 22, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro D'Aprano/Getty Images)
Photo: Pietro D'Aprano/Getty Images

Tyga, who performed during the show, also added one of Plein’s Bryant tribute jerseys to his look for the finale.

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Olivia Culpo, Designer Philipp Plein, Jada Pinkett Smith and models acknowledge the audience during the Philipp Plein fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on February 22, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tullio Puglia/Getty Images)
Photo: Tullio Puglia/Getty Images

According to Plein, proceeds from the sales of the Bryant-tributed items will go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was established  in memory of Bryant and his daughter.

Both the tank and sweatshirt are available for purchase now, with the tank retailing for $2,070, and the sweatshirt for $3,150.

Photo: Estrop/Getty Images

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