Angel Reese Goes Backless in Dramatic Bronx and Banco Dress at WNBA Draft 2024, Accepts Chicago Sky Jersey

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The “Bayou Barbie” chose Bronx and Banco. Louisiana State University Tigers forward Angel Reese was selected by the Chicago Sky as the number seven WNBA Draft pick on Monday in New York.

Reese wore a look from the brand’s fall 2024 collection, the Amalia gown. The statement-maker featured a cowl neck, open back and dramatic train.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Angel Reese arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Angel Reese arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15 in New York City.

Designer Natalie De Banco looked to her celebrity clientele as inspiration for the collection. “I always ask them, ‘How do you want to feel?,’” she told WWD during a showroom visit in February, adding that she let them consider two archetypes: glamorous and in color or bossy in black. Reese chose the best of both worlds.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Angel Reese arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Angel Reese arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15 in New York City.

Reese amped up the drama of her look with 3D-embellished floral nails by celebrity manicurist Angie Aguirre, who works with Janelle Monáe and Sha’Carri Richardson. She also accessorized with a sparkling mouth grill.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Angel Reese arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Angel Reese arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15 in New York City.

Meanwhile, Iowa Hawkeyes’ Caitlin Clark, who wore Prada to the draft, was selected by the Indiana Fever.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Angel Reese poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected seventh overall pick by the Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Angel Reese poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected seventh overall pick by the Chicago Sky during the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Caitlin Clark arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Caitlin Clark arrives prior to the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15 in New York City.

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