Leslie Jone is a cast member on Saturday Night Live and stars in the upcoming remake of the 80s hit Ghostbusters, but she's having trouble finding a dress for the film's premiere red carpet.
Jones took to Twitter Tuesday to express express her frustration. "It's so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for move," she said. "Hmmm that will change and I remember everything."
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
Designer Christian Siriano soon replied to the tweet.
@CSiriano YAAAAAASSSSSS— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 28, 2016
So did THEIA.
Any designer who turned her down missed an opportunity for an incredible showing on the statuesque comedian. Jones and her Ghostbusters co-stars cover the July issue of Elle Magazine. On the cover she wears Sophie Theallet and Triumph and in the issue she's sporting a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress. She looked incredible.
The upside to all of this is the prospect that Christian Siriano might dress her. The Project Runway alum has an incredible track record of dressing Women of Color who aren't stick thin.
|Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, and Jennifer Hudson in Christian Siriano designs|
And he tapped Danielle Brooks to be the face his new line for Lane Bryant.
Jones didn't have to worry about her first major red carpet outing for too long.
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
With all of the added publicity she's received, a gorgeous bespoke gown is sure to arrive at her door. But she's not where the problem ends. Beyoncé spoke at the CFDA Awards about how designers would not dress Destiny's Child in their early days.
One day things will change.
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