On Wednesday, Leslie Jones took to Twitter to call out designers for not being down to dress her up for the Ghostbusters premiere, a night that will be huge exposure for both her and whatever designer she wears. Now, two designers are pissed and placing the blame on her.
Speaking to Pret-a-Reporter, some stylists say that's on her for not being a traditional sample size, and she should have had the foresight to ask for a dress earlier.
"It’s just pure economics," The Hollywood Reporter stylist Jeanne Yang said, "People have this belief that showrooms and designers have racks and racks of clothing in all sizes. They don’t."
Some celebrities who aren't the sample size have to buy the dress, rather than borrow it. Stylist Jessica Paster condescendingly assumed that Jones was trying to get the dress for the biggest premiere of her life at the last minute. Jones, for her part, did not note when she started looking.
"This is nobody’s fault except Leslie’s," Paster says, "She should have known four to five months ago the date of premiere, and said, ‘I’m not a sample size, I need to go to designers early or buy myself a dress.’ Don’t be blaming designers and saying they don’t like you."
Christian Siriano, the designer who raised his hand to Jones' initial tweet, has saved the day in a similar situation before.
Siriano is the savior for many non-sample size stars. Paster said that he worked with Nia Vardalos for the big My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 premiere.
"Christian Siriano saved the day by pulling non-sample sizes, and he himself, the weekend of the premiere for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, did the final fitting with Nia," she said.
Leslie, it looks like designers are getting defensive, seeming like assholes while trying to assert that they're not assholes.