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Leslie is one of the four ladies staring in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. The film opens next month, but Leslie is bewildered that designers are passing her buy and not wanting to dress her for the premiere.
Don’t you just love Hollywood and how people act unless you’re a big name celebrity. We understand all the designers are thirsting to dress the established stars, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, but don’t forget they were right where Leslie Jones is today. Pass her buy now and you might be shooting your own foot, because in a couple years designers will be thirsting to dress Leslie. Wait until the film hits theaters and her celebrity grows?
Yeah, Leslie Jones deserves a stylist to dress her!
She took to Twitter weighing in on how fashion designers are saying no to her.
“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.”
The comedian did receive a reply from one designer, Christian Siriano, who responded with a clapping emoji.
Jones isn’t the first actress to have trouble finding designers to work with their body shape. Her Ghostbusters co-star Melissa McCarthy has previously spoken on the issue, saying it led her to create her own plus sized clothing line.
In 2014 McCarthy told Redbook:
“Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no.”
Bryce Dallas Howard has also faced similar problems and says she now buys her own dresses for the red carpet because designer gowns usually don’t come in a US size 6. The actress finds dresses in stores or online before a big event.
Howard said in January:
“When you’re not ‘sample’ size, or when you don’t have a direct relationship with a designer, or if you don’t have a lot of notice, those types of size 6 dresses just aren’t that available that much.”
“So, what I found is that if something is sort of last-minute, or I don’t have a good relationship with a place, then I go to Neiman’s, or I get something online.”
Designers NEED to remember that actors are not TWIGS like most models who starve themselves to make it in the world of fashion. Actors and actresses are normal people making movies for the world. They come in all shapes and sizes like we all are. We have friends who have styled many stars like Leslie, Melissa and Bryce. They made it Hollywood because they helped the new woman on the come up, because they became the stylist for each of the stars they helped. Their career blew up and they’ve been going strong ever since. If you’re trying to get in this world, this is how you do it. #DressLeslieJones for Ghostbusters premiere #STOPBodyShaming Were are all different and that is what makes the world tick.