Christian Siriano

by Leslie Jones
Peter Hapak for TIME

When I couldn’t get a dress for the Ghostbusters premiere, Christian Siriano graciously stepped up and made me a dress like I’d known him for 10 years. He made me feel beautiful. I couldn’t believe no designers were reaching out to me to make a dress for one of the biggest premieres. He kept saying, “You have such a beautiful figure.” He made me feel like I was supposed to have that dress on.

That’s the specialness of Christian Siriano: he makes every piece feel like you are supposed to have it and like it was made for you. He has his talents and then incorporates them into what you want, which in the end is something that both of us want, making him a one-of-a-kind designer. It was a Pretty Woman moment because when I was on the red carpet, all I kept saying to the designers was, “You made a huge mistake … HUGE.”

Oh, and he invited me to my first fashion show, where I got to yell like I was at a Yankees game—thanks, Christian!

Jones is an Emmy-nominated actor and comedian

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