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Leslie Jones unveils Christian Siriano-designed dress at ‘Ghostbusters’ premiere

Christian Siriano volunteered for the job.


Christine Friar


Posted on Jul 11, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 11:32 am CDT

What could have been a red carpet nightmare came to a happy ending this weekend after designer Christian Siriano rescued Leslie Jones‘ fashion emergency for the Ghostbusters premiere. 

In June, Jones tweeted that she was having trouble finding a single designer willing to work on her red carpet look because she isn’t a sample size (0). Siriano happily offered his help on Twitter, tweeting a raised hand and a wave emoji at the SNL star, but the pair never gave official clarification that they’d actually be collaborating.

That is until Sunday, when the Project Runway alum tweeted pics of Jones wearing a custom red gown he designed just for her big night: 

“It takes a real designer to design for real women,” Jones told E! News. “That’s what I was saying. I’ll always say that.”

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*First Published: Jul 11, 2016, 7:43 pm CDT