We see a lot of neutrals, metallics, and occasionally the bold primary color on the red carpet. Still, it takes someone unique like How I Met Your Mother actress Alessandra Ambrosio to pull off a shockingly purple gown on one of fashion’s most important nights.
In June 2016, Alessandra made a soft reference to the late Prince at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards held in New York.
Alessandra Ambrosio wears her hair down at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards held on June 6, 2016, in New York (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)
Nine years earlier, she starred with a number of other supermodels in “The Yips,” the 10th episode of the 3rd season of the American sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” that aired on November 26, 2007.
The episode centers around the main character, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), who develops a condition called “the yips,” which is a psychological condition that affects athletes and prevents them from performing a specific skill or action. He believes that he has the yips when it comes to hitting on women and seeks help from his friends to overcome it.
Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Marisa Miller on the set of The Yips, the 10th episode of the 3rd season of the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother (Credit: CBS)
In an interview regarding The Yips, Jason Segel confessed to feeling nervous while being around supermodels, particularly Heidi Klum.
In the episode, the German model says: “Ach du meine Güte, nichts klappt mehr, überhaupt gar nichts mehr, so ‘ne Scheiße!” The English translation is: “Oh my Goodness, nothing’s working anymore, absolutely nothing at all, what kinda shit”
Alessandra Ambrosio wears a sequined purple Michael Kors gown to the CFDA Fashion Awards (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)
At the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards, Alessandra wore a gorgeously-fitted sequined Michael Kors number that came in an unusual electric shade of purple.
The dress was held up by one strap over Alessandra’s shoulder, dipping to the back to show off her svelte figure.
Alessandra Ambrosio’s feet in strappy silver Christian Louboutin heels (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)
Alessandra uploaded a candid photo while preparing for the CFDA Fashion Awards. In the photo, the model was seen wearing the Michael Kors dress with the caption “Purple Rain.”
Later that night, Jennifer Hudson commemorated Prince’s birthday with a special number by Jennifer Hudson.
Alessandra Ambrosio wears a purple Michael Kors dress (Credit: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Instagram)
Also spotted on the feet of Reese Witherspoon, the sultry “Benedetta” sandals feature adjustable buckled ankle straps and stiletto heels.
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