Leslie Jones sashayed down the carpet of the Ghostbusters premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday in a red gown, but it wasn’t just any red gown: The ensemble was the finished product of an eye-grabbing collaboration with designer Christian Siriano that came together when the actress sent out a distress call.
“It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for [a] movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything,” Jones tweeted back in June. Shortly after, the Project Runway alum reached out to her on social media and the two were in business by the end of the month.
“It shouldn’t be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they’re not sample size,” Siriano tweeted. “Congrats aren’t in order, a change is.”
Jones debuted her look this weekend and gave thanks to the designer on social media: “I want to thank my baby [Christian Siriano] for making me this fabulous gown and for my wonderful stylist [Brian McPhatter] for putting this look all together!”
See photos and video of her gown below.
I want to thank my baby @csiriano for making me this fabulous gown and for my wonderful stylist @bmcstylez for putting this look all together! Styled BY: @bmcstylez Dress: @csiriano Necklace: @dannijo / @neimanmarcus Bag: @judithleiberny / @neimanmarcus Earrings: @chrisairebeverlyhills Shoes: @vincecamuto
Leslie Jones (@lesdogggg) was not going to be played at the biggest movie premiere of her career. So when the actress couldn’t find a fashion designer to make her dress for the @ghostbusters red carpet, she said something about it. Thankfully, former “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano (@csiriano) answered the call. The result is this gorgeous gown. #Boomerang by @lesdogggg
“Now that’s how you do it,” Siriano wrote on Instagram in response to her finished look. “You look stunning Leslie! Simple, elegant, powerful and chic!!”
Ghostbusters – also starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon – hits theaters July 15. Read EW’s review here.