Ballerina Misty Copleand had an embarrassing accident on the red carpet

Internationally renowned ballerina Misty Copeland had a very embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet last night.

Misty arrived at the 2019 Pirelli Calendar launch gala at Hangar Bicocca in Milan, Italy. 

The event was amazing - and filled with A-listers and wealthy philanthropists. But the prima ballerina of the American Ballet Theatre had a very embarrassing accident.

She accidentally flashed a glimpse of her underwear under her gown's high-cut slit while walking in with photographer Albert Watson.

As soon as she realized what happened - Misty didn't make a big deal about it. Actually, she laughed about it with the paparazzi.

She was as graceful at that moment, as she is when she's performing her delicate dance movements.

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Copeland was considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. Two years later, in 1998, her ballet teachers, who were serving as her custodial guardians, and her mother, fought a custody battle over her. Meanwhile, Copeland, who was already an award-winning dancer, was fielding professional offers. The legal issues involved filings for emancipation by Copeland and restraining orders by her mother. Both sides dropped legal proceedings, and Copeland moved home to begin studying under a new teacher, who was a former ABT member.