Bad news for everyone who’s been loving Zendaya’s red carpet looks as of late – her long-time stylist, Law Roach, is officially retiring. The fashion expert shared the surprising news via Instagram on Tuesday (March 14), seemingly blaming the politics of the industry for his decision to walk away at the age of 44. Aside from the Euphoria actress, he’s also styled huge names like Celiné Dion, Megan Thee Stallion, and Kerry Washington, just to name a few.
In his announcement, Roach wrote, “My cup is empty… Thank you to everyone [who has] supported me and my career over the years. Every person that trusted me with their image, I’m so grateful for you all.” He continued with, “If this business was about the clothes I would do it for the rest of my life, but unfortunately, it’s not!” According to the Chicago-born creative, what truly matters the most in fashion is “the politics, the lies, and the false narratives.”
Law Roach is Retiring
“[They] finally got me! You win… I’m out,” Roach concluded his rant, which has earned several concerned responses from both friends and fans. “You will always have a home @britishvogue,” the popular magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful encouraged his friend. “Mental health is first,” reality star NeNe Leakes chimed in while sending love to the beloved stylist. Even the runway queen herself, Naomi Campbell, dropped by to share some words. “Law, I won’t let you!!! We don’t quit, strived [too] hard,” she reminded her fellow fashion lover.
As Page Six notes, Roach didn’t explicitly explain what caused his sudden departure from the industry, but many internet sleuths have their own ideas. At the recent Louis Vuitton fashion show, Zendaya stepped out in yet another perfectly curated look by her long-time collaborator. She sat front row at the event, and while Law often gets to sit beside her, this time around there was no room, forcing him to hang back one row, slightly out of the spotlight. It remains unclear at this time if the speculation is on point, though we’ll surely get an update soon. In the meantime, keep scrolling to see some of Z and Law Roach’s best red-carpet moments together.
Zendaya and Law’s Best Red-Carpet Moments