How Law Roach Became the Hottest Stylist in Fashion
I first met Law Roach in early 2018 at a Tommy Hilfiger show in Milan when he came up to me to say how much he liked the 60 Second Fashion Reviews I did on Instagram. I was instantly charmed by his warmth, his openness and, off course, his amazing outfit. I soon realized, although I didn’t know it at the time, that I was a fan of Law as well. I had been appreciative of his work over the years as the stylist for actress Zendaya and more recently Ariana Grande, as well as Tiffany Haddish and Tom Holland. Additionally, I was most definitely impressed with the way he transformed Celine Dion into style icon almost overnight.
For those who aren’t avid followers of the inner workings of the fashion industry, or didn’t spot him during his time as a judge on America’s Next Top Model, you’re first true glimpse of Law was most likely this year on the Met Gala red carpet where he, quite literally, was Zendaya’s fairy godfather. With a wave of his wand, Law turned the actress’ dove gray custom made Tommy Hilfiger Cinderella gown into bright blue lit up confection. But that is what Law has been doing for years now, transforming his clients into the sartorial best version of themselves.
Ever since he moved from Chicago, where he ran a vintage clothing store, to Los Angeles to follow his dream to be a stylist, Law has been ingenious in how he gets his clients notices for all the right reasons. He has come up with some of the most original and eye-catching statement looks of the past decade. But more than that, he has also helped his clients connect with leading fashion brands and was key in brokering partnerships, most notably Zendaya for Tommy Hilfiger and Ariana Grande for Givenchy.
Now after 10 years in the business, Law is looking for his next move. He is ready for his own transformation and during our conversation over breakfast at the busy Royal Monceau hotel in Paris, he looked back over his career and it became crystal clear that this is a man who will not only make it because he has got talent, but also because he has such a big heart.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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