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Pantone's Color of the Year

Purple will reign as the color of the year in 2018 — specifically, the shade Ultra Violet, which comes from the melding of blue and red.

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Viola Davis

The "How to Get Away with Murder" actress was dressed to kill in Armani at the 2017 Time 100 Gala. 

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Chrissy Metz

Metz chose a sumptuous purple velvet gown by Nathan Paul for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. 

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Reese Witherspoon

The actress and producer was a vision in violet Oscar de la Renta at the 2016 Academy Awards.

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet - Arrivals

Emma Stone

The "La La Land" actress shimmied into a Roland Mouret sheath dress for a Hollywood Foreign Press Association banquet in 2016. 

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102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren donned a lacy purple gown (and a temporary tattoo) for the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, reportedly to honor Prince.

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Prince

The "Purple Rain" singer was sighted wearing his signature color more times than we can count! His jacket at the 2005 Academy Awards nails the Pantone shade.

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Tina Fey

Fey and her Versace gown were nearly twinning with Witherspoon at the 2016 Academy Awards — but when you look this good, it's hard to care!

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2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Kesha

The "Rainbow" singer dropped a hint at her favorite shade with a menswear-inspired ensemble at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

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Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 - Arrivals

Kylie Jenner

You can always count on Jenner to put her own cheeky spin on a trend, as she did in Balmain at Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017.

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Sandra Bullock

The actress shimmered in Bottega Veneta at 2010's Golden Globe Awards.

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UK - Premiere - "Pride and Prejudice"

Keira Knightley

Knightley's Matthew Williamson dress for the "Pride and Prejudice" premiere in 2005 looked straight out of a fairy tale.

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"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Johnny Depp

Depp, pictured here at the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" premiere in 2005, sees the world through Ultra Violet-colored glasses.

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Princess Diana

The late "People's Princess" famously donned royal purple for a royal tour of Portugal in 1987. In 2016, the dress sold at an auction for about $71,000.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

The former Secretary of State has long been hip to the shade's symbolic undertones, donning purple for her husband's Inaugural Ball in 1993 ...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

... And again for her own concession speech after the 2016 election. 

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