When attending the world premiere for a blockbuster movie, one is generally dressed to the nines. Fashion designers typically clamor to provide gowns and ensembles for premiere-bound celebrities, in the hopes that their brand will receive and appropriate amount of lip-service on the red carpet.
This was not the case for Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, however.
According to Jones, the Ghostbusters premiere apparently did not warrant a helping hand from any designers, who remained notably mute during the pre-premiere stage.
Understandably, Jones was a bit chagrined about the fact that zero designers were offering to come to her aid —a truly bizarre occurrence, considering that the new Ghostbusters is one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the summer. The Saturday Night Live actress sent out a tweet throwing some not-so-subtle shade at the snobby fashionistas:
YOU FUCKED WITH THE WRONG CELEB, FASHION WORLD.
Fortunately, Jones’ message caught the attention of the right people. Following the tweet, Project Runway alumnus Christian Siriano stepped up to the plate to offer his design services to Jones. Naturally, the actress accepted with enthusiasm, and the two had a rendezvous last week to come up with the perfect dress concept for Jones.
The final product? A red, off-the-shoulder number, with a sassy side-slit that totally slayed the red (er, slime-colored) carpet.
Needless to say, Jones looked flawless, and completely dominated the premiere. “I feel amazing,” the actress told Us.“Christian hooked me up! Christian Siriano hooked me up.”
Naturally, she managed to have some fun while looking so fine.
Come through, Queen!
Jones’ fellow Ghostbusters were no slouches, either. Kristen Wiig looked smokin’ in a pink strapless gown …
… Melissa McCarthy was the belle of the ball in a cheerful, yellow number …
… and Kate McKinnon rocked that blue dress with the plunging neckline.
All in all? A team of “paranormal eliminators” who manage to look stylish while kicking ass. And, judging from the reviews, the new Ghostbusters reboot is a comedic success (suck it, Ghostbros) — and definitely worthy of such a well-dressed turnout.