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In a very sweet showing of social media solidarity, Project Runway alum Christian Siriano may have saved Leslie Jones from a fashion emergency this week.
It all started Tuesday afternoon, when the Ghostbusters star tweeted her frustration at trying to find a designer willing to outfit her with a dress for the movie’s July premiere. It seems that, despite the summer blockbuster she’s starring in and her status as a Saturday Night Live cast member, designers weren’t clamoring to help the six-foot-tall comedian with her red carpet look the way they typically do with other high-profile entertainers.
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
Siriano, known for his bold suiting and custom gown work, replied simply with a raised hand emoji and a wave, and Jones seemed relieved, to say the least.
After getting praise from the Twitter community for his offer to help, Siriano sent out a follow-up tweet, explaining that his willingness to work with clients of all body types shouldn’t be a standout in his industry.
It shouldn’t be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they’re not sample size. Congrats aren’t in order, a change is.
— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) June 29, 2016
While Jones is still yet to formally accept his offer, the pair are meeting soon to discuss what kind of gown Jones would like to wear.
In all likelihood, thanks to Siriano’s kindness and the power of Twitter, this wardrobe crisis has been averted.
H/T the Cut
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.