Wardrobe challenges for some Hollywood stars

Leslie Jones looked sensational at the Hollywood premiere of her new movie "Ghostbusters." But finding her dress wasn't easy.

- Leslie Jones looked sensational at the Hollywood premiere of her new movie "Ghostbusters." But finding her dress wasn't easy, as she expressed in this tweet: "It's so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything."

Designer Christian Siriano -- who makes a point of accommodating all sizes -- replied to her tweet and dressed Leslie for her big night.

But celebrity stylist Jessica Paster told the Hollywood Reporter there are more factors that made Leslie's search a challenging one: "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.'"

When designers produce a new collection, a limited number of samples are the first pieces the world sees. Models wear them, celebrities wear them and samples are usually a size 0 to a 4.

Marc Bouwer celebrates curves in his creations for women like Laverne Cox and Oprah. He says he wants to make dresses for women of all sizes because he wants to make women happy. Sometimes that means investing his own time and money.

In Leslie Jones's case, brands may not have been willing to take that financial risk, or bet on a rising star.

To outsiders, it would seem slimmer celebs have an easier time navigating the fashion industry but stylist Christina Pacelli says that's just how the business is structured, for better or for worse. There are many factors a designer must consider when custom making a dress. Christina says sometimes it comes down to star power.

We reached out to Jones for a comment and did not hear back.

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