On Wednesday, comedian Leslie Jones tweeted to her 97,000 followers that she was having trouble finding something to wear to the premiere of her summer blockbuster, Ghostbusters.
Not because she was inundated with copious choices, but because according to her, designers have flat-out denied to make her a dress for the premiere of her movie.
Jones was clearly frustrated – it’s no secret that the fashion industry has had a difficult time embracing women of all body types.
But things looked up for Jones when designer Christian Siriano responded via Twitter with this:
Siriano told The Baltimore Sun via email, “I love Leslie and I’m a huge fan of her work. … Hopefully I will see her in my studio this week to make something new and exciting for her to wear. I support all women no matter age or size!”
The designer, who recently unveiled a plus size collaboration with Lane Bryant, has dressed many curvy celebs, including Danielle Brooks from Orange is the New Black, and model Ashley Graham. Jennifer Hudson wore a Siriano piece inspired by Prince for the late star’s tribute at Sunday’s BET Awards ceremony.
No word yet on what Jones’ dress will shape up to be, but we will definitely be watching.
SOURCES: The Baltimore Sun | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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