For one month this summer, 37 Avenue Hoche in Paris became the most novel runway in the world. That was where 48-year-old chanteuse Celine Dion emerged every day from the lobby of her hotel in an ever more surprising outfit. One day, the star, previously known for Las Vegas-style sequins and gowns, wore a stark yellow Jil Sander coat with towering Gianvito Rossi boots. Then it was a red leather jacket from Off-White, and finally an $885 sweatshirt from Vetements that bore images from Titanic on the front. By season’s end, the singer had become a style icon.
However, the man behind Dion’s transformation doesn’t want to be called a stylist. “I’m an image architect,” declares Law Roach, a Chicago native who also dresses celebrities from Ariana Grande to Ruby Rose. Roach is among a cadre of what used to be called stylist who now dismiss that designation as restrictive. “I came up with ‘image architect’ a couple of years ago,” he says, prompted by his work with Zendaya.