On Tuesday, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s daughter Zaya Wade made her runway debut at Miu Miu’s fall/winter 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week. The 15-year-old modeled an oversized olive green knit blazer with a matching sweater and pencil skirt, paired with a brown leather bag and patent slingback heels.
Dwyane Wade watched proudly as his daughter walked the runway, and shared his emotions on Instagram, writing, “I’m not crying, you are.”
“She’s a Miu Miu Gurl”, Gabrielle Union added.
Celebrity stylist Syden Gelhart expressed her admiration for Zaya on Instagram and highlighted Wade’s immense pride in his daughter’s runway debut, stating that they were all moved to tears.
Zaya Wade has been rapidly building a reputation in the fashion industry, and her latest achievement includes becoming a brand ambassador for Puma. Her appearance on the catwalk was a significant moment after coming out as transgender in February 2020 and being recently granted an official name and gender change.
The moment was celebrated by many, with fans taking to social media to praise Zaya for her courage and confidence.
“I’m not gon lie…Zaya Wade bodied that last runway she walked,” one fan wrote.
Dwyane Wade was recently honored with the NAACP Award for his advocacy of LGBTQ+ rights. During his acceptance speech, he took the opportunity to publicly address his daughter Zaya, praising her for her strength and courage in the face of public scrutiny. He said, “I want to take this moment to publicly speak to our [daughter]. Zaya, as your father, all I’ve wanted to do was get it right. I’ve sat back and watched how gracefully you’ve taken on the public scrutiny. And even though it’s not easy, I watched you walk out of that house every morning as yourself. I admire how you’ve handled the ignorance in our world.”