Law Roach, stylist for Zendaya or Bella Hadid in Cannes, announces his sudden retirement: “Politics, lies…”
On Sunday night, Law Roach showed again why she is one of the best stylists out there right now. dressing Megan Thee Stallion, Kerry Washington, Hailee Steinfeld, Eve Jobs and Hunter Schafer -with her viral feather top that still runs wild on social media- for the Vanity Fair party after the 2023 Oscars gala. that nobody expected was that in less than 48 hours the self-styled ‘architect of the image’ announced his retirement through his Instagram account.
Along with an image of the word ‘RETIRED’, Roach explained in a few words and in a somewhat enigmatic way the reason why he had decided to make this decision: “Thank you to all of you who have supported me during all these years. Also to all those people who entrusted me with their image. If this business was just about clothes, I’d be doing it for the rest of my days. But unfortunately it is not. Politics, lies and false narratives have finished me. You have won. I’m out“This is how this kind of statement ended with three red heart emojis.
A piece of news that fell like a bomb among celebrities, some friends, other clients, and that they regretted this decision that, apparently, almost nobody knew about. “Law, I’m not going to let you. We don’t retire, we try our best,” Naomi Campbell told him. “Too talented to retire. You are a designer at heart,” the model Iman also told him. “No way…”, reacted Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino and with whom he has worked hand in hand until the last moment. “No, Law, no. Please. Nothing will make sense without you. You give meaning to everything we do,” added Giambattista Valli.
A wailing wall for the fashion industry and big houses that, like the more than a million followers that Roach has on Instagram, don’t quite understand what has happened to get to this point. An absence of logical explanations that has become fertile ground for theories and at the moment all fingers point to Zendaya, who was undoubtedly his best client and with whom, together, they became the most powerful duo in the industry. Until now, sure.
Does Louis Vuitton have anything to do with all this?
Many media point out that this could have to do with the recent contract that the actress signed to become the image of Louis Vuitton. For those who don’t know, for a celebrity to sign a contract with a big house implies that most -if not all- of their public and professional appearances will be stylistically signed by the firm itself, thus leaving little room for creativity that has so much characterized in this case Zendaya in recent years and, therefore, Law Roach’s work with her, turning each of her looks into something iconic and a true ‘statement’ in the industry.
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? dani (@kordeilogy) March 6, 2023
To this is also added that for a couple of days A video of the last Louis Vuitton show in Paris and a supposed rudeness to the stylist has not stopped circulating on social networks and more specifically on TikTok. The actress was the last guest to arrive at the event, in fact when she, her stylists and the rest of the people who accompanied her entered the place where it would take place, everyone was already seated for it to start. Zendaya, of course, had an assigned seat in the front row, but the videos of the moment show Law Roach looking a bit lost not being able to sit next to her. Many interpreted that he was counting on having a seat next to the actress and that he would have refused to sit in the second row, where if he had a hole, which would also have been taken as a rudeness by the firm. What is true in here? At the moment nothing is known about it, simply as Raffaella Carrà would say: “Rumore, rumore”.