Ghostbusters Actress Leslie Jones Calls Out Fashion Industry For Not Dressing Her For Premiere

Comedian Leslie Jones has spoken out about designers refusing to dress her for the red carpet​

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One of the most glamourous perks of being a celebrity is the chance to wear a designer dress on the red carpet.

But for Ghostbusters star and comedian Leslie Jones, the perk hasn't been so glamourous.

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On Tuesday, the Saturday Night Live actress took to Twitter to lament fashion designers who failed to dress her for the red carpet premiere of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.

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Her loyal fans offered their support, retweeting her message over 1,000 times.

Less than an hour later, designer Christian Siriano (who won the fourth season of America's Project Runway and is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of American), came forward to offer his help, replying to Jones' tweet with a raised-hand emoji. 

Siriano, who has dressed the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Christina Hendricks, later said he was meeting with Jones to discuss designs.

'I love Leslie and can't wait to make her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes,' he told TIME

He also tweeted to express his frustration at the fashion industry's lack of inclusivity.  

This isn't the first time a Ghostbusters star has struggled to find a fashion designer to dress them.

In 2004, Jones' co-star Melissa McCarthy spoke out in an interview with Redbook revealing several designers had refused to dress her for the Oscars.

'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,' she said. 

Fashion world, take note. 

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