Zendaya’s ‘image architect’ Law Roach has finally addressed the viral video of him and the actress at the Louise Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, following their shock resignation.
The 26-year-old actress was caught on camera taking her place in the front row alongside Emma Stone at the show before leading her longtime stylist to an empty chair behind.
The clip sparked a fierce debate on social media as dozens of commenters criticized Zendaya for not “showing her respect”, with some suggesting the awkward moment was the catalyst for the 44-year-old Law’s shock resignation.
However, the stylist has now spoken out to defend Zendaya and explain what really happened.
speaking to The cuthe remembered that they had been late due to traffic causing a lot of ‘anxiety’.
Having his say: Zendaya’s ‘image architect’ Law Roach has finally addressed the viral video of him and the actress at the Louise Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, following their shock resignation
Viral: The 26-year-old actress was caught on camera taking her place in the front row alongside Emma Stone at the show before leading her longtime stylist to an empty chair behind
Law said: “So, it was a lot of anxiety, because Zendaya is very respectful and she doesn’t like people having to wait on her, so it was just anxiety.”
He added that the Vuitton team began to ‘drag’ them into their seats quickly, but there was confusion when they discovered there was no seat next to Zendaya, because he ‘always’ sits with her.
He added: ‘In my mind, my seat was next to her. So when I got there and it wasn’t, you know, it wasn’t a problem, but there was no one to tell me where my actual seat was.
Law further explained that Zendaya’s gesture behind her was not to offer her the seat, but to tell her that that seat was reserved for her assistant, Darnell.
He said: ‘And I was standing there, really I was a little bit confused. And remember, we just had a crazy run to get there, so it’s anxiety, like you’re sweating.
He refuted the notion “that Zendaya wasn’t taking care of me and wasn’t making sure I was taken care of.”
It coincides with Law’s comments on Twitter last week, where he denied any suggestion of a feud between him and Zendaya, while describing her as his “little sister.”
‘So you really think I’m breaking up with Z…we are forever!’ she wrote on Twitter, adding in a second post: “She’s my little sister and she’s real love not the fake industry love.”
She then posted a third tweet with a gif of two little girls in a flower-filled meadow with the words “you and me should never be apart,” writing next to it, “Literally me and Zendaya…”
Roach’s posts come after his decision to leave the fashion industry, a choice he says was the result of “politics, lies and false narratives.”
Following the intense furore on social media, Roach broke her silence to furiously deny that the couple had fallen out, but did not give any other information about why she quit her fashion job.
The fashion star dropped her resignation bombshell on Instagram on Tuesday, saying she has had enough with “the politics, lies and false narratives” in the fashion world.
After sharing the news, angry speculation began to circulate about the couple’s awkward interaction at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris on March 6.
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.
The 13-second video of the Louis Vuitton show exchange 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.
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?’
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.
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.”
The video resurfaced after Law’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.
Law has yet to comment on his post-retirement plans, prompting speculation that he may have something big in the works.
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.
Law 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.
The 44-year-old celebrity stylist is the man behind Zendaya’s incredible red carpet looks (together left in 2021 and right in 2022).
Law 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)
Law 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).
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.
Law 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.”