Law Roach says ‘Big Five’ designers initially refused to dress Zendaya

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Stylist Law Roach revealed on “The Cutting Room Floor” podcast that Zendaya still hasn’t worn looks from five fashion houses after they refused to dress her early in her career.

“I would write the big five. I wrote to Saint Laurent, Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, Dior, and they all said, ‘No, try again next year. She’s too green. She is not on our agenda,” Roach said during the interview.

“I still have the receipts,” he continued. “By the time she got to that point [the cover of] American Vogue [in 2017], she had never worn one of those designers before. She still doesn’t have that.”

Roach, who has styled the “Challengers” and “Dune” star since she was 14, clarified that Zendaya has worn designs from the “big five” during editorial shoots, but never in public or during red carpet appearances.

“She has never worn Dior on a carpet. She has never worn Chanel on a carpet. She has never worn Gucci on a carpet – not any press, not a single appearance, ever. Never,” Roach said. “The first time she wore Valentino in public was when she was under contract.”

He continued, “When I said, ‘If you say no, it will be no forever,’ that stayed true for a very long time.”

Despite announcing his retirement from celebrity styling over a year ago, Roach continues to work with Zendaya. He most recently styled Zendaya for this year’s Met Gala, where she served as one of the event’s co-chairs. After initially arriving in a custom Maison Margiela gown by John Galliano, Zendaya surprisingly made a second appearance on the Met Gala carpet in an archival Givenchy look — also by Galliano.

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