What Really Happened Between Priyanka Chopra and Law Roach? Inside the Controversy
Priyanka Chopra recently revealed that she cried when someone said she was not a sample size. This was just days before Law Roach's shock announcement of his retirement as a celebrity stylist. Now, though the Citadel actress didn't name anyone in her revelation, Lo Roach, who has styled Priyanka for several red-carpet events and shoots in the past, has reacted to her comments. Continue reading for more details on this matter.
What was Priyanka Chopra's comment about 'sample-size'?
Last week, Priyanka was seen at a panel at the South by Southwest Film Festival. This comes after she revealed that someone recently told her that she is not model size. "Someone told me yesterday that I wasn't sample size. I had an injury and I discussed it with my family," she said via BuzzFeed. Sharing further, the actress said, "I was crying to my husband and my team, and I felt so bad about the fact that I'm not the sample size, and that's a problem, obviously, and most of us aren't." For the uninitiated, 'sample size' refers to sizes 0 to 4, and most red-carpet ensembles are only available in these sizes, making it difficult for those who don't fall into this category.
How did Lo Roche react to Priyanka Chopra's comment?
Days after Priyanka Chopra's comments, Lo Roach was interviewed by The Cut about her decision to retire as a celebrity stylist. He was asked about his reaction to reading Priyanka's quote, and he replied, "It was a little bit painful the way it ended up in the press, you know? Because it wasn't a real conversation. I've never had a conversation with her, ever."
The 44-year-old fashion icon further said that her statement was taken out of context and that Priyanka was portrayed in a certain way by her 'gatekeepers'. "That's her gatekeepers, how they relayed what I said to her to make her feel that way. I'm sure it was taken out of context to make her be like, 'Oh, okay, I work with her now. Won't. He's insensitive to my body.' I'm like, 'How is that possible? I've been dressing you since before the pandemic, and it's been nothing but great things,'" Roach said.
Law was then asked if he thought Priyanka's agents were trying to "make her look bad", to which he replied that he thinks sometimes agents have an agenda and can't tell. Thus, he said, he becomes a bad person because he deals with clothes and bodies. "I'm just talking in general, I need to say, 'Oh, be careful because the pictures aren't as pretty because you come out a little fatter than before.' So they'll tell me or discuss with me but then take it back as if I'm the lead in the discussion," expressed Lo Roche. He also clarified that he doesn't say how things happened, but that that's how it feels to him. .
Lo Roach says he loves Priyanka Chopra
After expressing himself, the former celebrity stylist said that he is 'not really surprised' and that he loves Priyanka Chopra. Further praising the Love Again actress, Roach added that very few women have an energy that feels so 'Old Hollywood, Sophia Loren'. She has a twinkle, she has a movement, and I love her, even as a person,” Lo Roach said. Concluding his thought, Low asserted that he had dressed people who did not fit the sample size "his whole career". I have to work with which height and size should be zero. So it was harmless," expressed Roach.