Kobe Bryant in All White for LA Times Magazine

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Detail: [Left]- Adam Kimmel white button-down shirt ($365), Adam Kimmel white bowtie ($75), Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers linen pleat-front trousers ($350), Worth & Worth Treviso hat ($265), American Apparel unisex terry headband ($6), American Apparel unisex terry wristband ($4). [Right]- Rick Owens jersey V-neck T-shirt ($570), Damir Doma hooded scarf with braid detail ($695).

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant channeled his inner renaissance for the photo shoot and interview he recently did for the LA Times Magazine May issue. Instead of all black everything, Kobe’s photo shoot, which was shot by Ruven Afanador, consisted of him wearing all white pieces from various designers. I must say, it’s as if Kobe is trying to tell us that if he wasn’t playing professional basketball he would be modeling for a high-end fashion label. Some of the looks are without a doubt questionable, while others he pulls off in his own unique way. Although the photo shoot was styled by James Valeri, I wonder if Kobe is going to incorporate this new look into his everyday wear. Whether he does or not is up in the air, but at least he knows that he has a few outfits lined up if he ever needed to make an appearance at an all white event.

Detail: [Left]- Rick Owens jersey V-neck T-shirt ($570), Damir Doma hooded scarf with braid detail ($695). [Right]- Rick Owens long-sleeve T-shirt ($322), Rick Owens short-sleeve T-shirt ($285), Dark Shadow by Rick Owens drawstring shorts ($365).

Detail: [Left]- Ann Demeulemeester hoodie ($235), Givenchy trousers ($650). [Right]- Kris Van Assche greige sleeveless one-button jacket (about $1,080), Kris Van Assche greige sleeveless long shirt with officer-style collar (about $325), Kris Van Assche greige shorts in jersey fabric (about $740), Harry Winston diamond ear studs set in platinum.