As you may remember us reporting just a week ago [Monday, July 9], Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones was in the midst of a fashion crisis. Faced without a dress to don to her upcoming premiere for Ghostbusters, Jones took to Twitter to blast designers for not wanting to dress her. The tweet served as more than just a chance to publicly rant, but a call to designers everywhere and they responded.


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American designer and Project Runway winner Christian Siriano answered the call. Joining forces with Jones to design a dress just right for the premiere, the two linked up at Siriano’s design studio to collaborate on how to drape the six-foot goddess. In an Instagram photo later posted by Jones taken while working with Siriano, the actress gushed, “Making magic with my baby.”

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Getting the final laugh, Jones showed up at the Ghostbusters premiere Saturday, July 9 and stunned in a red, custom-made gown. Shutting down fashion stereotypes while simultaneously shutting down red carpets, Jones and Siriano’s collaboration worked as a step forward towards opening up the avenue for designers to accommodate to more sizes. As Siriano, who recently designed a line for the plus-size clothing chain Lane, previously stated in a tweet, ““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.”

Ghostbusters premieres in theaters Friday, July 15.