"He's insensitive to my body."
Priyanka Chopra’s stylist Law Roach recently shocked the internet when he announced his retirement as a celebrity stylist.
Law Roach has previously worked with Priyanka Chopra and other celebrities including Zendaya, Celine Dion, Anne Hathaway, Ariana Grande, and Anya Taylor-Joy to create some classic fashion moments.
In a recent interview, Law Roach spoke about his journey in the fashion industry as a black person, dealing with publicists of his clients, nepotism, politics, and more.
He also talked about working with Priyanka Chopra and the recent controversy around her not being sample size.
Law Roach brought up Priyanka Chopra’s People interview, in which she described feeling “crappy” after being body shamed and told she “wasn’t sample sized” by an unnamed person.
Law Roach said that he never had that conversation with Priyanka Chopra and it was taken out of context.
He said: “It was a little bit hurtful in a way that it ended up in the press, you know?
“Because that wasn’t the real conversation.
“I’ve never had that conversation with her, ever. So again, it is her gatekeepers [agents], how they presented what I said to her to make her feel that way.
“And if that made her feel bad, that wasn’t – it was taken out of context.”
When asked if Priyanka Chopra’s agents were trying to make him look bad, Law said:
“But I’m sure it was taken outta context to get her to be like, “Oh, okay, I’m not working with him no more. He’s insensitive to my body.
“Which I’m like, “How is that possible? I’ve been dressing you for literally pre-pandemic, and it’s been nothing but great things.”
He added: “I think sometimes what it is with them [agents] is that they have an agenda and I need to be the bad guy because I’m the one who’s dealing with the clothes and the body.
“Like, I need to be the one who says, you know — and I’m not talking about her…”
In the end, Law Roach praised Priyanka Chopra and added that he loved her.
He said: “But I was really surprised that – I love Priyanka.
“When you are around her, there’s only so many women in this industry that have that thing.
“I’m constantly inspired by women, and she has this thing that’s very Old Hollywood, Sophia Loren – it drives me crazy.
“She has a twinkle, she has a wiggle, and I love her, like, even as a person.”