Funnywoman and fashionista Leslie Jones pulled up to the TIME 100 Gala red carpet channeling another famous Jones: Grace Jones.
The Gold medal Olympic tweeter was serving disco icon realness in her custom Christian Siriano piece. The actress-designer relationship was forged a couple of years back when Leslie experienced a Pretty Woman moment on the red carpet of the Ghostbusters premiere. Designers weren’t scrambling to dress Leslie for the event since she isn’t a sample size, so Christian stepped up to the plate, and it’s been a beautiful friendship ever since. The designer has dressed Leslie on the regular, and he clearly knows exactly how to do it.
The garment in question is a pristine white tailored suit jacket worn as a dress. The strong shoulders evoke Grace’s menswear look, while the short hemline showcases Leslie’s gorgeous legs and her strappy black Stuart Weitzman sandals. Stylist @bmcstyle finished off the look with a metallic clutch, statement shades, and jewelry from Jared Lehr. MUA @lolasbeautymark added a bold lip, and hairstylist @dennisbailey created her Grace-inspired coif.
In her Instagram caption, the SNL star asked, “So did I pull it off or what??” Um, what kind of question is that? Of course, she did.
Leslie Jones may be a hilarious performer but this lewk means business.
If this isn’t a slay, we don’t know what is.
Androgynous disco pop diva status achieved.
Leslie tagged her caption with #gracejonesismyidol and we know she did her proud. The SNL star’s tribute comes at a perfect time too, since the Grace Jones documentary premiered earlier this month.
Can’t wait to see what looks Christian, Leslie, and her glam squad come up with next.