Dior has just announced that the release date of their collection with Travis Scott has been postponed. This comes after the tragic Astroworld concert incident. Here's everything you need to know.
Early this year, it was revealed that the luxury brand Dior would be collaborating with Scott to create a one-of-a-kind clothing line. It was debuted during the Spring/Summer 2022 Dior fashion show in Paris. This marked the first time the company partnered up with an artist for a complete collection.
Scott specifically worked with Kim Jones, the couture house's artistic director. Together they created Cactus Jack x Dior, a collection that included python prints, cacti patterns, and a redesigned Dior logo. The focus was to intertwine aspects of Scott's childhood in Texas with Dior's classic designs. The fashion designer explained, "The inspiration came really from the meeting of the worlds of Christian Dior and Travis Scott, particularly their gardens. So the set is designed that you come from Travis’ garden in Texas to Christian Dior’s childhood garden in Granville."
Originally the collection was set to drop in the upcoming year, but the fashion house put out a statement on WWD explaining why that date has been pushed back. The brand said, "Out of respect for everyone affected by the tragic events at Astroworld, Dior has decided to postpone indefinitely the launch of products from the Cactus Jack collaboration originally intended to be included in its summer 2022 collection."
The tragic events took place in early November when the audience became overcrowded as Scott sang on stage during his Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. Sadly, numerous concert-goers passed away that night, and hundreds were left injured. Scott has come under fire ever since, losing many fans and canceling his upcoming shows.
This isn't the first time Scott was dropped from a partnership. Previously, the Houston-native rapper was known for his popular collaborations with multiple brands. Scott once explained, "High-end, and even couture, has always even been in my metaverse of things I like. And I don’t think there’s even a difference going from McDonald’s to Dior. It’s just the things that I like in my natural state." But now, most of those brands have ceased all of their work with the goosebumps artist. Nike released a statement, "We are postponing the launch of the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack." Epic Games 'Fornite' deleted their Scott-inspired emote from the video game.
The new release date for the collection has not officially been announced yet.