Vanessa Bryant Pays Tribute to Kobe and Gianna With Taylor Swift Jacket Design for Eras Tour

Vanessa Bryant's special Swiftie jacket features a photo of Kobe and Taylor from 2015 on the back.

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Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late husband and daughter with a special denim jacket design at Taylor Swift’s first Eras Tour stop in Inglewood on Thursday.

As seen in a series of Instagram Stories updates, the back of the Swiftie-emblazoned jacket featured a photo of Kobe and Taylor from when the singer broke a Staples Center venue record with 16 sold-out shows on her 1989 Tour in 2015.

As fans will recall, Kobe was on hand that evening to congratulate Taylor for the feat, notably appearing alongside her during the show to unveil a banner that read “Taylor Swift, Most Sold Out Performances."

When sharing her tribute jacket design with followers on Thursday, Vanessa also revealed a key Taylor lyric that appears on the front of the piece. "Say you'll remember me," a line from "Wildest Dreams," rests inside a heart on the front of the jacket.

"Mambacita," Vanessa wrote when sharing the photos, referencing the nickname of her and Kobe's daughter Gianna, who was also killed in a 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas.

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Furthering the tribute was an assortment of bracelets worn by Vanessa during Taylor's show, including two featuring Kobe and Gianna's names.

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"We love you," Vanessa later told Taylor in another IG update. Footage from the evening's performance, seen below, shows Taylor presenting Vanessa and Kobe's daughter Bianka with her "22" hat.

Natalia Bryant, Vanessa and Kobe’s oldest daughter, remembered her father with a speech at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood earlier this year. The event included the debut of Kobe’s handprints and footprints, which are now on display at the iconic site.

"Each of those memories I will never forget," Natalia said when looking back on some of the movies she and her father watched together. "He is the reason I’m pursuing film in college. And he is the reason film has inspired me to create memories like ours, for other people to even bring more fathers and daughters together like us.”

Swift, meanwhile, has five more shows at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium starting Friday night. The singer recently announced additional shows for the Eras Tour, which is set to keep Swift and company on the road through November of next year.

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