Leslie Jones took to Twitter to express her frustration towards fashion designers who didn’t want to dress her for the premiere of her upcoming movie, Ghostbusters.  Since the film continues to be talked about because it’s a remake of the original classic, but now featuring a female cast, you would think that stylists would die for the chance to dress one of the main actresses in the movie. If you’re confused, imagine how Jones feels.

As soon as her tweet started attracting some attention, Project Runway winner and designer Christian Siriano applauded Jones for speaking out.

However, Jones wasn’t done calling out those same designers who turned their backs on her.

Not to start any drama, but we really wish she would reveal the names.  Jones is right to stand up for herself and let those designers know that they shouldn’t bother to come looking for her as she continues to gain more popularity in Hollywood.

Others are quick to place the blame elsewhere. Stylist Jessica Pastor has worked with stars like, Emily Blunt and Miranda Kerr, and she claims that the dilemma Jones found herself in was her own fault.

“This is nobody’s fault except Leslie’s,” says Paster. “She should have known four to five months ago the date of premiere, and said, ‘I’m not a sample size, I need to go to designers early or buy myself a dress.’ Don’t be blaming designers and saying they don’t like you.”

This does seem like this could have been a possibility, but if it’s so difficult to alter a dress that isn’t sample size, then why did Christian Siriano agree to dress Jones for the premiere.  He found out last minute and is more than happy to help the SNL star out.

“I love Leslie and I’m a huge fan of her work,” Siriano said through email. “I can’t wait to create something special for her to wear. 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!”

This issue has nothing to do with letting designers know last minute that you need a dress, it’s about the person that needs the dress.  Jones doesn’t have a model figure that can fit a sample size and most women don’t. There needs to be dresses in different sizes because all women don’t have the same body type.  Stop with the excuses that it costs too much to make bigger sizes because you need more material.  Why alienate certain people from wearing your clothes if you want your brand to be popular?  If this were someone like Meryl Streep who needed a dress for a premiere in a weeks time, I’m sure designers would have rushed to make one in her size.

I’m sure Jones will look great at the premiere of her movie and to those who turned her down, it’s your loss.



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