The designer of Shannon Beador’s botched “Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion dress says he “knew” the dress “wasn’t going to work” before the big day.
“Me and who I am and who the whole world saw on TV, I don’t bullshit,” Bones Jones said in a two-hour Instagram Live, adding that he cried for his mother about it.
“I refuse to put shit in the world because of the portrayal of who I am, so why don’t I try to make it the best it can be? Like that doesn’t make any sense,” did he declare.
The ‘Project Runway’ alum said that once he arrived on set and saw how many people were there, he was “humiliated” about his poor attire.
“As the strong black man that I am – and not to throw race into it, but race is still in it – I feel crazy as this black man in this room doesn’t show up properly at my job,” he continued, “and [Beador’s] literally about to be in tears, too. I too would be in tears.
Although he didn’t want to release “whack s–t”, Jones, 30, said he was just going to lead fans to believe he designed the beaded dress instead of giving credit to the actual designer, Alice + Olivia.
“I was going to let everyone think what they wanted to think,” he said, “and the people who were there knew what was going on, knew what was going on. I was just going to let it be. The messages coming in like, ‘OMG the dress is so amazing,’ I was just like, ‘She looked amazing, didn’t she?’ Leave it there.”
Obviously not getting away with it, Jones then said that the beaded dress Beador ended up wearing was exactly what he was told he “couldn’t do for her.”
“If I could have done what I wanted to do from the jump and be the designer…we would have had this dress, but by Bones Jones and not by…I don’t even know who this dress is by”, he said.
“I had a little cry,” he concluded, adding that the rest of the day was “amazing.”
Page Six Style exclusively reported that production assistants at the reunion taping had to buy Beador, 57, a dress at the last minute after Jones failed to perform.
“I wanted to support new talent, and I wanted him to succeed,” Beador told us, “but he tried something new, and unfortunately, it didn’t work out.”