The now annual tradition post Oscars is to anticipate who The Hollywood Reporter will name to their Power Stylist list. I’ve reported on the list for the past few years and also lamented about the lack of diversity in some of them, going so far as to making a list of our own here. Well this year not only did they include diversity (still have ways to go), Chicago’s very own Law Roach was named to the list and becomes the first African American to make the cover!!!
Law, known as an image architect rather than stylist, owned one of the best vintage stores in Chicago (Deliciously Vintage) before taking his talents out west. He has been responsible to crafting the style/fashion image of Zendaya and more recently, to very amazing critical acclaim, award winning songstress Celine Dion.
“I want to say that you have brought me happiness through my clothing” –Celine Dion
Why he matters: Quelle surprise: No one could have guessed Dion, 48, would emerge as the style icon at July’s Paris Haute Couture shows. She owned the week, gaining more than 169,000 Instagram followers as she sat in front rows at Giambattista Valli and Christian Dior while wearing one highly photographed Titanic sweatshirt by Vetements, all courtesy of her new stylist. Jokes Dion, “Law has changed me like 65 times a day.”
Top looks: The Beauty and the Beast songstress rocked emerald Zuhair Murad Haute Couture at the Grammys. “Celine hadn’t walked that carpet in almost 15 years,” says Roach. “The dress was very Dynasty.” Another defining moment for Law was Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming star Zendaya, 20 — Instagram’s most followed actress, with 38.8 million — in a chic nude Calvin Klein bra top and skirt at the Billboard Music Awards. “Zendaya had never been that exposed on the carpet, and we weren’t sure how her younger fans and parents would respond,” says Roach of the Disney Channel actress. But it was a hit. Next up: Roach will spin a red carpet narrative for Zendaya’s world tour timed to Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7).
In an interview with his 2 star clients, playing a game called “Fishing for answers” they talk about breakfast food, inspiration and more. Below is the list of all that made the Power 25 as well as the rising stars including Parkwood entertainment affiliated Ade Samuels named a rising talent.
No.1: Karla Welch | Clients: Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, America Ferrera, Busy Philipps, Karlie Kloss, Lorde, Justin Bieber, Pink
No.2: Petra Flannery | Clients: Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana, Daisy Ridley, Andrew Garfield
No.3: Kate Young | Clients: Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller
No.4: Elizabeth Stewart | Clients: Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot, Amanda Seyfried
No.5: Julia von Boehm | Client: Nicole Kidman
No.6: Ilaria Urbinati | Clients: Tom Hiddleston, Casey Affleck, Donald Glover, James Marsden, Nina Dobrev, Bradley Cooper, Anya Taylor-Joy
No.7: Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn | Clients: Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani
No 8: Micaela Erlanger | Clients: Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o, Winona Ryder, John Boyega
No.9: Samantha McMillen | Clients: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Rock
No.10: Maeve Reilly | Clients: Janelle Monae, Hailey Baldwin, Halsey
No.11: Cristina Ehrlich | Clients: Brie Larson, Priyanka Chopra, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey
No.12: Leslie Fremar | Clients: Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore
No.13: Erin Walsh | Clients: Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Jessica Parker
No.14: Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson | Clients: Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara, Kiernan Shipka
No.15: Nola Singer | Clients: Naomie Harris, Ireland Baldwin
No.16: Jessica Paster | Clients: Emily Blunt, Ruby Rose, Constance Wu, John Krasinski
No.17: Nina and Clare Hallworth | Clients: Kirsten Dunst, Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Dempsey
No.18: Jason Bolden | Clients: Taraji P. Henson, Ava DuVernay, Mary J. Blige
No.19: Rebecca Corbin-Murray | Clients: Emma Watson, Lily James, Sophie Turner, Vanessa Kirby
No.20: Wendi and Nicole Ferreira | Clients: Elizabeth Banks, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, David Oyelowo, Tom Cruise
No.21: Law Roach | Clients: Zendaya, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande
No.22: Elizabeth Saltzman | Clients: Gwyneth Paltrow, Saoirse Ronan, Uma Thurman
No.23: Tara Swennen | Clients: Kristen Stewart, Caitriona Balfe, Aja Naomi King
No.24: Penny Lovell | Clients: Anne Hathaway, Bella Heathcote, Kristen Wiig
No.25: Leith Clark | Clients: Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones, Zoe Kazan
All images via: The Hollywood Reporter