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Zendaya's 'image architect' Law Roach has finally addressed the viral video of him and the actress at the Louise Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, after his shock resignation.
The 26-year-old actress was caught on camera taking her place on the front row next to Emma Stone at the show before ushering her longtime stylist to an empty chair behind.
The clip prompted fierce debate on social media as dozens of commenters slammed Zendaya for not 'showing him respect' - with some suggesting that the awkward moment was the catalyst for 44-year-old Law's shock resignation.
However, the stylist has now spoken out to defend Zendaya and explain what really happened.
Speaking to The Cut, he recalled that they'd arrived late due to traffic causing a lot of 'anxiety'.
Having his say: Zendaya's 'image architect' Law Roach has finally addressed the viral video of him and the actress at the Louise Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, after his shock resignation
Viral: The 26-year-old actress was caught on camera taking her place on the front row next to Emma Stone at the show before ushering her longtime stylist to an empty chair behind
Law said: 'So, it was a lot of anxiety, because Zendaya is really respectful, and she doesn’t like people to have to wait on her, and so it was just anxiety.'
He added that the Vuitton team started 'shuffling' them to their seats rapidly but that there was confusion when he found there was no seat next to Zendaya, because he 'always' sits with her.
He added: 'In my mind, my seat was next to her. So, when I got there and it wasn’t, you know, it wasn’t a problem, but there was nobody to tell me where my actual seat was.'
Law further explained that Zendaya gesturing behind her was not her offering him the seat, but telling him that seat was reserved for her assistant, Darnell.
He said: 'And so I was standing there — I was really just kind of confused. And remember, we had just made a mad dash to get there, so it’s anxiety, like, you sweating.'
He refuted the notion 'that Zendaya wasn’t taking care of me and wasn’t making sure I was taken care of'.
It falls in line with Law's Twitter comments last week, where he denied any suggestion of a feud between him and Zendaya, while describing her as his 'little sister'.
'So y’all really think I’m breaking up with Z….. we are forever!' he wrote on Twitter, adding in a second post: 'She’s my little sister and it’s real love not the fake industry love.'
He then posted a third tweet featuring a gif of two little girls in a flower-filled meadow featuring the words 'me & u must neva part', writing alongside it: 'Literally me and Zendaya...'
Roach's posts come after his decision to quit the fashion industry - a choice that he claimed was the result of 'the politics, the lies and false narratives.'
Following the intense social media furor, Roach broke his silence to furiously deny that the pair had fallen out - but did not give any other information about why he has quit his fashion job
The fashion star dropped his bombshell resignation on Instagram on Tuesday, saying he has had enough with 'the politics, the lies and false narratives' in the fashion world
After he shared the news, furious speculation began circulating about the pair's awkward interaction at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris on March 6
But the 13 seconds of video was enough to spark fierce debate on social media - in one camp, there were those that slammed