April 6, 2021 | 1:06pm
As the “image architect” to celebrities including Zendaya, Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra and Anya Taylor-Joy, Law Roach is no stranger to creating show-stopping red carpet moments.
But the fashion fixture also knows that you don’t need a fresh-off-the-runway outfit to make a major impact. Case in point? Last year, he dressed Zendaya in a dazzling vintage Versace gown from 1996 — the same year the “Euphoria” star was born.
“Vintage was probably my first foray into fashion, if I’m being honest,” Roach told Page Six Style. “Going vintage shopping with my family as a boy is what sparked my love for fashion.”
It’s also what paved his career path; Roach famously first connected with Zendaya while running a store called Deliciously Vintage, where Kanye West once came through for a shopping spree.
Now, the superstar stylist is sharing his love of past-decade designer duds with shoppers everywhere, having curated a collection of pieces for luxury resale marketplace Tradesy.
“I am lucky enough to be surrounded by strong, powerful women in my everyday life,” he said. “For my Tradesy curation, I tried to focus on them and imagine the pieces that I thought would excite them as well as step up their wardrobe.”
When it comes to shopping for vintage, Roach has two tried-and-true tips for finding exactly what you want.
“Online, always filter by size,” he advised. “There’s nothing worse then finding those boots you’ve been after for years, only to find them and they’re four sizes too small. Also, check back often! The beauty of vintage is that there are new finds daily.”
In fact, persistent scouring led Roach to some of his personal favorite vintage finds, including mannequins that once stood in famed designer Geoffrey Beene’s studio and a rare Tom Ford for Gucci snorkel mask and flipper set.
But he’s still keeping his eyes open for a particularly elusive shoe — to complete a pair that’s currently in his closet, no less.
“I would love to find these Comme des Garçons Mary Janes,” he told us. “I somehow lost the right shoe and haven’t come across them since!”
Original posted at pagesix.com