Recently, social media was worked into a frenzy when famous actress and SNL star Leslie Jones tweeted that she was having trouble finding a designer gown for an upcoming premier. Her tweet was immediately responded to by designer Christian Siriano who requested the honor of working with her, simply by raising his hand. Siriano has been an advocate for design specifically for the individual, and has worked with a very diverse clientele. The conversations that followed in the entertainment industry highlighted the lack of diversity in designer sizing, and the need for collaboration between the designer and the wearer.
Siriano has received positive feedback from the press for his choice to collaborate. His humble response is that he feels that he shouldn’t be getting applauded. Christian Siriano has always been a fierce advocate for diversity and fashion and highlights how beautiful fashion is when it is meant for the wearer. Siriano became a well-known designer after his participation in the reality TV show Project Runway. Siriano believes designers should work to make pieces of wearable art to fit the person it is designed for and collaborate with the wearer, and that he should not stand out in the design world for these ideals. Leslie Jones is ecstatic about the possibilities and honored to collaborate with such a well-known designer. She is planning to wear his gown at her newest film’s premier.
Are there things in your life that you have been struggling to find in the right size? When it comes to recovery and healing, one size does not fit all. Your transformation and recovery is a collaboration between professionals, family and friends, and yourself. Collaboration means working together, and that you are a key and central part to your own wellness. You not only get to be a key player but you are the lead role in your own future, and getting well requires help and expertise as well. Finding help and choosing recovery is personal and unique to the person receiving the help. The process is just as different as the unique person and that is also why results and recovery look different for everyone. Measure yourself with the life skills and techniques you learn to be well, not based on what you think wellness looks like.