ICYMI: Gisele Bündchen Walked a Mile-Long Runway at #Rio2016

ICYMI: Gisele Bündchen Walked a Mile-Long Runway at #Rio2016

Talk about a winning look.

By Jenny Berg

There have been fast-and-furious tennis matches, gymnastic routines that made us gasp, and yes, a bit of swimming. But the #Rio2016 moment we simply can't get over stars Gisele Bündchen, a mile-long runway, and a fantastically sparkly dress. Just in case you missed it (DVR fail?), here's what you need to know about that time the world united to geek out over a Brazilian beauty. 

During Friday night's Opening Ceremony celebrations, Gisele sauntered down that forever-long catwalk to the soothing strains of The Girl From Ipanema. She wore a glittering column dress by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch. The dress had a flowing train, a thigh-high slit, and a deep V-neck. And, it was constructed in such a way that the sequins flowed horizontally from Gisele's body. Just look at how it moved: 

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The designer chatted with Vogue.com about the process of designing the jaw-dropping gown, which took four months and involved a good deal of input from its golden-skinned muse. "Part of my creative process and development is to listen and adjust creations so [Gisele] is satisfied," Alexandre said. "This was the feeling of everyone here." 

In the end, Gisele seemed satisfied indeed. The former Victoria's Secret Angel took to Instagram to share: "It was very exciting to be part of this special moment. Everyone involved worked with dedication and passion to create a show that gave the world a glimpse of our history and Brazil's essence. It was beautifully presented. Our Brazilian community is hard working, cheerful, and welcoming. I believe that we showed the world the beauty of our diversity."

This isn't the last you'll be hearing from Alexandre, who must have a thing for opening ceremonies. He's the designer behind the vintage-inspired clothing line À La Garçonne, which will launch this week at (ahem) Opening Ceremony. Alexandre told Vogue.com that the experimental retailer will carry cotton military and leather Perfecto jackets with hand-painted designs.

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