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Law Roach’s career proves the power of a stylist

by The Grio

Unless you live under a rock devoid of fashion, you have probably heard the news by now. Tuesday afternoon, celebrity stylist Law Roach announced he was retiring, two days after the 95th Annual Academy Awards red carpet was filled with looks he styled.

In an Instagram post, Roach said his “cup was empty.” He also alluded to “politics” and “false narratives.” 

“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,” he wrote.

While Roach has yet to elaborate, stars in both Hollywood and the fashion industry reacted passionately in the comments of his post: “Law I won’t let you !!!! We don’t quit … strived too hard,” said legendary model and fashion icon Naomi Campbell. “Stop it,” said Samira Nasr, editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar. “Mental health is first,” said reality TV star and actress Nene Leakes. “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,” said actress Niecy Nash.

It remains unclear what has prompted this and what “retirement” means exactly for the stylist, who is also a designer and collaborator with other brands. What is becoming apparent as reactions continue to emerge, whether from those who worked with him directly or via recaps of his most iconic looks, is just how powerful Roach has been in the world of celebrity fashion. His career as a stylist and self-proclaimed “image architect” proves the power of the image and the value of someone who has “the eye.”

Roach, who hails from Chicago, started in fashion by running a vintage store, Deliciously Vintage. After a chance encounter with Kanye West, who visited the shop, bringing it international attention, Deliciously Vintage…

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