Dior has postponed the Cactus Jack partnership indefinitely.
The haute couture label said on Tuesday that a collaboration between men’s art director Kim Jones and rapper Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack line won’t launch in the near future, if at all.
“Out of respect for all those affected by the tragic events at Astroworld, Dior has decided to indefinitely postpone the launch of products from the Cactus Jack collaboration that were originally intended to be included in its summer 2022 collection,” the company said in a statement exclusively to WWD. .
The indefinite postponement is the latest in a series of postponements and/or cancellations by the Houston rapper.
Scott made headlines about how the first night of his annual Astroworld Festival in Houston in November was fatal. Up to 10 people died during Scott’s concert and 300 were injured. Many people took to social media to share their experiences during his performance, and being crushed by the crowd resulted in death and injury. Investigations into the events are continuing.
Scott took to social media to express his regret over the event and interviewed Charlamagne tha God about his experience, saying: “It really hurt. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. It was a lot of feeling, a lot of grief. Scott also stated that the night was like a regular show, he stopped performing a few times to make sure everyone was okay and he assumed he was unaware of the situation until the press conference. after the show.
Scott was arguably the king of collaboration for a short time, having collaborated with Nike and Jordan on multiple sneakers, with McDonald’s on a curated meal, with Epic Games’ Fortnite in a virtual concert , with Parsons School of Design on educational opportunities, and with Dior on a capsule, among other projects.
Nike was to launch two pairs of Air Max 1 sneakers with Scott in December but postponed the launch indefinitely weeks after the festival, and Parsons said its partnership with Scott has ended.
Dior is the latest brand to distance itself from the 30-year-old rapper. The Cactus Jack Dior collection, designed by Scott and Jones, draws from the rapper’s home state of Texas and the fashion house’s Parisian roots. They said Texas was one of Christian Dior’s first stops in the US to celebrate his first collection, and the collaboration explored Dior’s connection to the state. The collection also marks the first time Dior has collaborated with a musician on a collection, and the first time the brand has allowed its logo to be changed.
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