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Law Roach reveals the truth behind ‘difficult’ Louis Vuitton show with Zendaya
Law Roach explains his retirement plans.
Following a shocking Instagram post earlier this week in which the celebrity stylist abruptly announced he was quitting his day job, fans speculated that the final straw was Zendaya at Louis Vuitton earlier this month. Events at the Paris Fashion Week shows.
in the video clip circulate on social mediaRoach appeared nervous after interacting with the superstar sitting in the front row, pointing to a seat behind her in an apparent hint that Roach was sitting there.
Roach, current and former client of Priyanka Chopra, Hailee Steinfeld, Hunter Schaefer, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, and many others, addressed the occasion and detailed Explains his decision to ditch celebrity styling Interview with The Cut Published Friday.
He revealed that he and the Euphoria actress were late to the Vuitton show and arrived with “great fear” because “Zendaya has a lot of respect and doesn’t like people having to wait on her.”
As Vuitton hired a host of other ambassadors—including Sophie Turner, Emma Stone, Ana de Armas, Alicia Vikander and Chloë Grace Moretz—who were given the best seats, Zendaya was assigned just a front-row seat and Roach had none.
“I’ve been used to sitting next to her over the years. Yeah, it looks to me like my seat is right next to her. So when I get there, it’s not, you know, it’s not a problem, but no one tells Where do I really belong,” he explained, adding that looking at clothes next to each other has become a routine for the pair.
“So the seat behind her, when you see her turn around and touch the seat, she didn’t tell me to sit there, she told me, ‘This is Darnell’s seat,’ who’s her assistant. I’m not going to sit Darnell’s position,” Roach said of the viral video.
“It was really hard because people thought Zendaya didn’t care about me and weren’t sure if I was cared for.”
Roach said he joined Zendaya at the after party after the show, stressing that he has nothing to do with LVMH, the parent company of Louis Vuitton.
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In the lengthy interview, Roach also referred to his earlier feud with Dior (also owned by LVMH), which he said could not be attributed to the clothes he helped design for Anya Taylor-Joy. He said — along with Jonas’ alleged comments about Priyanka Chopra’s height, his reputation as a “diva,” the racism he faced in the industry, and more.
Roach has already confirmed that he won’t be dressing any clients for the upcoming Met Gala, though he’s dressed many celebrities for this season’s Oscars. He also revealed that he will soon be named creative director of the footwear brand and is writing a book, among other things, and will continue to work with Zendaya in some capacity.
What about his many other clients? “They’re going to find a new stylist.”
In a statement shared with Page Six Fashion, Roach said: “Fashion for me has always been a love, not a job. The way the world communicates. I’m not going to get rid of it completely, I just want to take a moment to get out of the celebrity look and focus on myself for the first time in almost a decade.”