Former celebrity hairstylist Law Roach has furiously criticized claims that he told Priyanka Chopra she was “not sample size”.
The 44-year-old image architect was embroiled in speculation after Chopra revealed that “body shaming” comments brought her to tears.
But, addressing the rumors in an interview with The cut posted on Friday, Roach insisted the couple “never had that conversation.”
Instead, she claimed that it was the actress’s “guardians” who had misinterpreted her comments.
Former celebrity hairstylist Law Roach has furiously criticized claims he told Priyanka Chopra she was “not sample size” (pictured together in 2022)
The mother-of-one, 40, previously said the ‘body shaming’ comments brought her to tears.
In his most recent interview, Roach (pictured in New York City) acknowledged the incident, but furiously denied making the comments Chopra claimed.
Chopra appeared at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 10 to reveal that the “body shaming” comments left her in tears, with fans quickly suspecting that Roach was the person in question.
Speaking at the event, the 40-year-old mother-of-one said: ‘Someone told me yesterday that it wasn’t sample size…
“It hurt me and I discussed it with my family, and I cried to my husband (Nick Jonas) and my team, and I felt really bad about the fact that I’m not the sample size, and that’s a problem, apparently. And most of us aren’t,” according to People.
Chopra did not name Roach, who was previously her stylist, but rumors quickly began to surface.
And, in his most recent interview, Roach acknowledged the incident but furiously denied making the comments Chopra claimed.
Roach told the publication: “It was a bit painful that it ended up in the press because that wasn’t the real conversation.” I’ve never had that conversation with her, ever.
‘So again, they’re your keepers, how they presented what I told you to make you feel that way. And if that made her feel bad, it didn’t, she was taken out of context.
But I’m sure they took it out of context for her to say, “Oh, okay, I won’t be working with him anymore. He’s insensitive to my body.” Which I’m like, how is that possible? I’ve been dressing you for literally before the pandemic, and it’s been nothing but great stuff.
Chopra appeared at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 10 to reveal that the “body shaming” comments left her in tears.
Roach insisted that the couple “never had that conversation” and instead claimed that it was the actress’s “guardians” who had misinterpreted her comments.
Asked specifically if he thought his agents were trying to make him “look bad,” Roach added: “I think sometimes what happens to them is they have an agenda and they can’t say: I need to be the bad guy.” because I am the one who takes care of the clothes and the body.’
She then went on to list other ‘non-sample size’ celebrities she had previously worked with, including Anne Hathaway after giving birth, Tiffany Haddish and Lizzo.
The interview comes just days after Law’s surprising retirement as a celebrity stylist.
Last week, he posted a photo on Instagram showing a red sign reading “RETIRED” written in big 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.
The interview comes just days after Law’s shock retirement after he said he had had enough of “politics, lies and false narratives” in the fashion world.
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 has yet to comment on his post-retirement plans, prompting speculation that he may have something big in the works.
She has already appeared as a model on the Boss catwalk, but there too 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.
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.