Acclaimed stylist Law Roach announces his retirement ahead of 2023 Met Gala

Acclaimed stylist Law Roach announces his retirement ahead of 2023 Met Gala

Law Roach, one of the most highly celebrated celebrity stylists in the industry has announced his retirement via a social media post. 

My cup is empty,” he posted to Instagram on March 14. “Thank you to everyone who’ve supported me and my career over the years. Every person that trusted me with their image, I’m so grateful for you all. If this business was just about the clothes I would do it for the rest of my life but unfortunately, it’s not! The politics, the lies, and false narratives finally got me! You win… I’m out.”




During his career, Roach made history as the first Black stylist to win the Stylist of the Year award from The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Stylists.  In 2017, he was the first Black stylist to make the cover of the issue. Additionally, he also made TIME100's Next list of emerging leaders shaping their respective industries.

Since his retirement announcement, his fans as well as fellow stars are begging him to reconsider. 

Model Naomi Campbell wrote, “Law I won’t let you !!!! We don’t quit .. strived to hard.” Designer Christian Siriano added, “Absolutely not.”

Meanwhile,  actress Niecy Nash commented “We all come or go on our OWN terms. If you’re done because you want your next role, blessings to you…. If you’re having a ‘moment,’ keep your main character energy! Either way: you got this! 💪🏽.”

Throughout his career, Roach worked with the likes of Venus Williams, Ariana Grande and Anya Taylor-Joy. However, he is best known for his work styling Zendaya since 2011.

In a January 2021 interview with Women’s Wear Daily, the stylist opened up about his relationship with Zendaya. “It doesn’t seem like 10 years at all. We’ve had a lot of looks and a lot of moments over this decade and every time seems just as magical as the first,” he gushed.

The stylist continued, “We know each other like the back of our hands. I’ve been very blessed to be a part of the curation of her style and her fashion identity. We call each other our fashion soulmates.”

He also styled Zendaya’s Euphoria costar, Hunter Schafer, for last weeks Oscar’s Vanity Fair afterparty in a single feather top.  It was arguably one the most talked about looks from this years event.  


Speculation as to why Roach suddenly left the industry began to spread across social media sites. However, the acclaimied stylist previously spoke out on the racism and political nature of the fashion industry. 

“You can’t talk to me any kind of way and you can’t treat me any kind of way. I’m commanding a certain kind of respect and if you’re not giving me that, we’re going to have a problem. I’m not afraid of this industry because I’m Black, I’m from the hood, I can always go back,” Roach previously said in an interview. 

His retirement comes just weeks before the highly awaited fashion event, the 2023 Met Gala. 

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