Fashion, Culture, Futures

Keynote Conversation with Law Roach
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

As the image architect to some of the most prominent Hollywood rising stars like Zendaya and the Hollywood Reporter’s 2021 Top Stylist of the Year, Law Roach’s vision as a creative is shaping the future of fashion and media. This program will center Roach’s process and experiences, touching on the various points discussed throughout the day.

This program is being held as part of the symposium, Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling. Learn more and sign up to attend.


About the Speakers

Stylist and Image Architect, LAW ROACH, undeniably transforms celebrities into fashion icons. Law built his own network of brands and clients which now include A-list celebrities such as Zendaya, Kerry Washington, Anya Taylor Joy, Naomi Osaka, Tom Holland, and many more. Some of Law’s accomplishments include being the first African American to be featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Stylists issue and joining the panel of judges for the hit TV show “America’s Next Top Model”. In 2019, Law acted as creative director for the Tommy x Zendaya fashion line by Tommy Hilfiger, which premiered at Paris Fashion Week. In 2020, Law sat alongside Meghan thee Stallion, and others, as a judge on HBO Max’s vogueing competition show, “Legendary”, and he will be returning to the cast for their second season which is currently airing. Fueled by his love for fashion, Law continues to conquer cultural limitations, making revolutionary strides for people of color within both the fashion and entertainment industries.

Special Thanks

Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling is co-organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Funding is also provided by The Keith Haring Foundation and One Smithsonian.