Dior has postponed their Cactus Jack collaboration indefinitely.
The luxury fashion house told WWD on Tuesday that its capsule collection collaboration between men’s artistic director Kim Jones and rapper Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack line has been postponed.
“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 company said in a statement issued exclusively to WWD. Scott’s team told WWD on Tuesday that he and Dior mutually decided to postpone the collection’s January launch.
The indefinite postponement is the latest in a number of postponements for the Houston rapper.
Scott headlined the first night of his annual Astroworld Festival in Houston in November that turned fatal. As many as 10 people died during Scott’s performance and 300 were injured. Many took to social media to share their experiences during his performance, and the crowd crush that resulted in the deaths and injuries. Investigations into the events are continuing.
Scott took to social media to express his remorse for the event and interviewed with Charlamagne tha God about his experience, saying, “It really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. It’s a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving.” Scott also claimed that the night felt like a regular show, he stopped performing a few times to make sure everyone was OK and he contended he was not aware of the situation until the press conference after the show.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on December 22 launched an investigation into festival promoter Live Nation’s involvement in the event. Live Nation issued a statement on Wednesday:
“We are assisting local authorities in their investigation and will of course share information with the Committee as well. Safety is core to live events and Live Nation engages in detailed security planning in coordination with local stakeholders including law enforcement, fire and EMT professionals. We are heartbroken by the events at Astroworld and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the victims.”
Scott was arguably the king of collaborations for a short period of time, having partnered with Nike and Jordan on numerous sneakers, with McDonald’s on a curated meal, with Epic Games’ Fortnite on 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 Air Max 1 sneakers with Scott in December but postponed the launch indefinitely weeks after the festival and Parsons said its partnership with Scott had concluded.
The Cactus Jack Dior collection designed by Scott and Jones drew 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 America to celebrate his first collection and the collaboration explored Dior’s connection to the state. The collection also marked the first time Dior partnered with a musician on a collection and the first time it ever allowed its logo to be altered.
Editors Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the collection has been indefinitely postponed and not cancelled. It also includes an update on the Congressional investigation and an additional update from Travis Scott’s team.