“Saturday Night Live” standout Leslie Jones is on a press tour for her starring role in the highly anticipated “Ghostbusters” reboot, but on Tuesday, she tweeted a familiar complaint from non-sample-size actresses: She’s having trouble finding a designer to dress her for the film’s premiere.
It's so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 28, 2016
It’s a reality many actresses, including Jones’ “Ghostbusters” co-star Melissa McCarthy, have faced over the years. When a woman is above a certain size — or is a certain color or age — it’s often only after she’s hit an ultra-successful point in her career (and sometimes even after that) that designers are keen to collaborate.
Enter Siriano, a friend to curves and outspoken lover of dressing women of all shapes and sizes. Minutes after Jones aired her grievances, the “Project Runway” alum volunteered by tweeting a simple, two-hands-waving emoji greeting.
In return, he got the only suitable response Jones could possibly have made in this scenario:
And thus another Siriano/celebrity love affair was born. Having dressed power players from Jennifer Hudson to Christina Hendricks to Selma Blair to Kerry Washington (you get the point), the fierce designer has never shied away from dressing someone because of their size, age, or otherwise.
“I love Leslie and I’m a huge fan of her work. I can’t wait to create something special for her to wear,” Siriano told The Huffington Post. “Hopefully I will see her in my studio this week to make something new and exciting… I support all women no matter age or size!”
Jones later reveled in the magic of Twitter, musing at the “difference a tweet makes” and threatening to put the designers who declined to work with her “on blast.”
Hmm what a difference a tweet makes. Should I name the designers that didn't look out?Put y'all ass on blast. You will not get my love later
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 29, 2016
She instead opted to retweet her follower’s responses, but not before naming at least one name:
We can already see Jones laughing in the faces of designers who wronged her, likely wearing a stunning Christian Siriano gown and looking gorgeous.
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