After famed celebrity stylist Law Roach announced his retirement on Instagram, due to “the politics, the lies, and false narratives,” a recent video of a seating arrangement mix-up at a fashion show had some people pointing the finger at one of Roach’s most visible clients, Zendaya. But Roach himself was quick to defend his friend against the unflattering speculation.
The video shows Zendaya (looking amazing in a leopard-print shorts suit, probably styled by Roach) taking her front-row seat next to Emma Stone at a Louis Vuitton show. Roach follows behind and seems surprised and perhaps a little irritated to find that this was the last seat in the front, meaning he’d have to take a spot behind her.
TikTok answered the Law Roach Tea: pic.twitter.com/pvlmmt8NrS
— ✨?🏄🏾♀️🏾🇯🇲 (@Writing_To_Live) March 15, 2023
Some fans on Twitter, TikTok, and elsewhere speculated that this moment sparked a falling out between Zendaya and Roach, which precipitated his decision to leave the styling biz.
Not so! Almost as soon as the theories began popping up, Roach took to Twitter to swat them down. “So y’all really think I’m breaking up with Z….. we are forever!” he tweeted. He added in another tweet, “She’s my little sister and it’s real love not the fake industry love,” which seems to clarify that she was not the perpetrator of the “politics” and “lies” he referenced in his retirement post.
Literally me and zendaya…. pic.twitter.com/Ve2dnyzpsW
— LAW ROACH (@LUXURYLAW) March 15, 2023
In a recent Vogue interview conducted just hours before his debut runway walk in the Boss show, the iconic image architect explained his retirement in a little more depth: “I’m not saying I’m retiring from fashion. I love fashion. I love the businesses, and I love being creative. What I’m retiring from is the celebrity styling part of it, the being in service and at service of other people.”
So, one last time for the people in the back. Law Roach and Zendaya are forever. Law Roach and being Server to the Stars—that’s over.
Originally published in Glamour.com