After Designers Refused To Help Her, Leslie Jones Slays In Christian Siriano At Ghostbusters Premiere
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Late last month, while taking steps to prepare for the premiere of Ghostbusters, we told you that comedian Leslie Jones was given a rude awakening by designers in terms of what they could provide for her to wear on her big night: a whole lot of nothing.
“It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for a movie,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Hmmm that will change and I remember everything.”
And while she said many designers wouldn’t help her, stylists tried to blame the 6’0″ comedian for assuming that dressmakers would readily have looks available in her size and for not making preparations months in advance. But one designer who clearly was able to help her out was Project Runway alum Christian Siriano. Not only was he able to supply Jones with a gown for her red carpet premiere this past Friday, but he was also able to do so on short notice, finishing right before his own wedding the next day, on Saturday. Come through on the clutch, Christian!
It seems that if a designer really wanted to help Jones out, as Siriano did, they could have made it happen.
Anywho, this is what she looked like in her dress and complete look:
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I want to thank my baby @csiriano for making me this fabulous gown and for my wonderful stylist @bmcstylez for putting this look all together! Styled BY: @bmcstylez Dress: @csiriano Necklace: @dannijo / @neimanmarcus Bag: @judithleiberny / @neimanmarcus Earrings: @chrisairebeverlyhills Shoes: @vincecamuto
Red hot! Check out more images from Jones’s red carpet moment below:
Far too many women have had these issues in Hollywood. If they don’t fit a certain mold in body, they’re pretty much out there on their own until they’re too successful to ignore. Just ask Jones’s Ghostbusters co-star Melissa McCarthy. But it’s nice to know that there are designers who are actually interested in dressing women of all shapes and sizes instead of worrying about being elitist and encouraging the same old look and beauty standards.