On March 14, the renowned stylist who has worked with celebrities like Zendaya announced his retirement on Instagram, citing politics, lies, and false narratives as the reasons for his decision
. However, in a subsequent interview with Vogue on March 15, the stylist clarified that he was not retiring from fashion altogether, but rather from celebrity styling, explaining that he wanted to shift his focus to other things such as teaching and being more involved with people who look like him.
He added that he had lived in a bubble, prioritizing his clients over his own health and happiness.
On the same day as the interview, he made his runway debut at the Boss spring 2023 fashion show in Miami. Despite concerns from fans, he also confirmed that he was not parting ways with Zendaya, calling her his little sister and expressing his love for her.
The news of his retirement shocked many in the fashion world, with friends like Naomi Campbell and Iman expressing their disbelief and admiration for his talent.