Zendaya has come under furious scrutiny after a video surfaced relegating her stylist Law Roach to a second-row seat at a Louis Vuitton fashion show, just days before she announced she was retiring after get tired of “politics, lies and lies.” narratives.’
The 26-year-old actress was caught on camera taking her place in the front row alongside Emma Stone at the Paris Fashion Week event before leading her ‘image architect’ to an empty chair behind.
The clip has sparked a fierce debate on social media, as dozens of commenters criticized Zendaya for not “showing respect” but others said she wasn’t to blame.
It comes after Roach, 44, shocked the fashion world on Tuesday when he announced his retirement via Instagram, stating that his ‘cup is empty’.
Zendaya has come under furious scrutiny after video surfaced of her stylist Law Roach relegating herself to the second row seat at a Louis Vuitton fashion show.
Roach glanced up and down the front row, searching for an opening before Zendaya glanced over her shoulder and gestured for him to sit behind her.
In the clip, recorded earlier this month, Zendaya can be seen turning heads as she walks into the Musée d’Orsay before the show.
The star, who wore an animal print ensemble that boasted a bikini top and skimpy miniskirt, then laughs as she takes a front row seat next to Emma Stone.
But just a few steps behind is Roach, the man behind Zendaya’s incredible red carpet looks, who stops and stands directly in front of the actresses.
He looks up and down the row for an opening before Zendaya takes a quick look over her shoulder.
She spots an empty seat in the back row and motions for Roach to take it, but he doesn’t seem convinced.
The clip comes to an end before viewers see the conclusion of the exchange, though it was later revealed in a follow-up video that Law secured a front row seat.
But the 13-second video was more than enough to spark a fierce debate on social media.
In one field, there were those who criticized the Euphoria star for not doing more.
The star, wearing an animal print ensemble that featured a bikini top and skimpy miniskirt, ushered her ‘image architect’ (right) to an empty chair in the second row.
But the 13 seconds of video was enough to spark a fierce debate on social media: In one field, there were those who criticized the Euphoria star for not doing more.
One wrote: ‘In my opinion, the moment Zendaya saw that Law Roach didn’t have a front row seat next to her, she should have left the show and made phone calls.
“Sometimes standing up for the people who have your back takes sacrifice, and that was her time to stand up for him.”
Another quipped: “Zendaya should have offered Law her seat if it wasn’t a big deal sitting in the second row.”
And a third said: ‘We love Zendaya in her roles, but we have to hold her accountable.
“It was an ugly move to point back when your stylist was waiting for a seat next to you.”
But others rushed to the actress’s defense, pointing out that there was nothing she could have done and that all the seats were assigned by the brand.
Someone commented: ‘Louis Vuitton disrespects Law Roach by not having a front row seat for him, but is Zendaya the rude one?’
Another said: ‘There was nothing Zendaya could have done here except sit in her *assigned* seat like she’s supposed to.
‘Blame it on the staff who don’t direct Law to his correct seat and force him to stand awkwardly in front.’
One added: “Obviously I’m taken aback by the ‘Zendaya should have resigned her seat’ speech.”
It comes after the 44-year-old Roach (pictured with her Zendaya in 2021) shocked the fashion world on Tuesday when she announced her retirement on Instagram.
The 44-year-old celebrity stylist is the man behind Zendaya’s incredible red carpet looks (together left in 2021 and right in 2022).
But there were others who pointed out that there was nothing she could have done and that all the seats were assigned by the brand.
DailyMail.com has contacted Zendaya’s spokesperson for comment.
The video resurfaced after Roach’s shock retirement just days after he dressed a number of stars for the Vanity Fair Oscar party, including Kerry Washington, Megan Thee Stallion, Hunter Schafer, Hailee Steinfeld and Eve Jobs.
He posted a photo on Instagram showing a red sign reading ‘RETIRED’ written in large white letters.
‘My Cup is empty… thank you to everyone who has supported me and my career over the years. Every single person that trusted me with the picture of him, I’m so thankful for all of you,’ he wrote in the caption.
‘If this business was just for clothes, I would do it for the rest of my life, but unfortunately it’s not!’ she added.
‘Politics, lies and false narratives finally got me! You win… I’m out.
Since then, it has been claimed that Zendaya’s rumored appointment as Louis Vuitton’s new ambassador could have been a catalyst in his decision to resign, according to haughtiness.
Roach has yet to comment on his post-retirement plans, prompting speculation that he may have something big in the works.
The fashion star dropped the bombshell on Instagram, saying she’s had enough of “the politics, lies and false narratives” in the fashion world.
Roach is best known for curating Zendaya’s unforgettable Cinderella look for the 2019 Met Gala while assuming the role of her red carpet Fairy Godmother (pictured)
Roach worked with Zendaya numerous times over the past few weeks, coming up with multiple looks for her to wear at the NAACP Image Awards (L) and Screen Actors Guild Awards (R).
There have been rumors that he You’ve been hired as a creative director for a brand or are about to launch something of your own, W Magazine informed.
Roach is best known for curating Zendaya’s unforgettable Cinderella look for the 2019 Met Gala while taking on the role of her fairy godmother on the red carpet.
He was also the genius behind Celine Dion’s style revival in 2016. After working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, he’s become a star in his own right.
Over the years, he has served as a judge on the fashion competition shows America’s Next Top Model and Legendary, and has been honored with the inaugural hairstylist award at the 2022 CFDA Awards last fall.
Roach suffered a personal tragedy in 2021 after his three-year-old nephew, Lamar Roach Jr., fell to his death from a 17th-floor apartment building in Chicago.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, he thanked his followers for their “prayers and well wishes” and said: “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with.”