Neither is the remark about “not being sample-sized” being quoted as the reason for his retirement. The news about the retirement came in the wake of a seating arrangement at the Louis Vuitton fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week
The designer admits to being very hurt to hear that Priyanka Chopra Jonas was upset about a remark, which he claims was taken out of context and was something he had never said to her. He admits that “it was a bit hurtful in a way that it ended up in the press”. His claim is that he never made any comment that had a reference to Priyanka not being sample-sized. Priyanka has also made a public reference to being upset at being body-shamed by a designer who she claims was “insensitive” to her body. She did not name Roach.
This remark upset Roach who ended up saying that this couldn’t be possible. He had been dressing her up since the pre-pandemic days and always in clothes that turned up great, he said.