Zendaya’s Stylist Law Roach Names Designers Who Refused to Dress Her on Red Carpets, Including Dior and Gucci: ‘If You Say No, It’ll Be Forever’ 

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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 would write Saint Laurent, Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, Dior, and they would all say, ‘No, try again next year. She’s too green. She’s not on our calendar,’” Roach said during the interview.

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

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

“She still has never worn Dior on a carpet. She still has never worn Chanel on a carpet. She has still never worn Gucci on a carpet — any press, any appearance, never. Never,” Roach said. “The first time she wore Valentino in public is when she had a contract.”

He continued, “When I said, ‘If you say no, it’ll be a no forever,’ that rang true for a long, 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 made a surprise second appearance on the Met Gala carpet in an archival Givenchy look — also by Galliano.

From Variety US