‘The Notebook’ costume designer reacts to Vanessa Bryant’s revelation that Kobe bought her the blue dress from the movie

One of the things Vanessa Bryant mentioned during her emotional speech Monday at the public memorial for her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is that the NBA legend had purchased the blue dress that Rachel McAdams wore for a pivotal scene in the 2004 romance "The Notebook" for her. The movie’s costume designer, Karyn Wagner, was surprised to hear the Bryants’ connection to it.