It seems the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters is just a controversy machine, huh? Well, the latest dust-up happened when Leslie Jones got all up in the fashion industry’s face fashion on Tuesday. The SNL cast member’s tweet said,
“It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for the movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything.”
Fans and media outlets began picking up the tweet, and some thought it was slight against the fashion industry for not catering to women of her height, race, age or some combination of the three.
Project Runway alum, designer Christian Siriano, heard the call and responded offering to make Jones a dress. Jones accepted and Thursday the two took turns posting pictures on social media of their collaboration. In response to the Siriano tweeted,
“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.”
What he said.
UPDATE: In case you think this is about getting free clothes, this from Wow’s Facebook comments on this post:
“I used to work Hollywood PR. When you are starring in a film, and walk the carpet, you are representing the product, in this case the movie, plus as an actress you are a brand. Designers will send clothes, jewelry, accessories, and top stylists will compete to dress you. There is still this subtle racism in this town. Women of color often get overlooked, and, if you happen to be a curvy woman, or do not have a Vogue body, you are not taken seriously.” –Dan Krisher