A month after the tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, luxury fashion house Dior has postponed the release of their collaboration.
In June, Dior gave people a peek into its collaboration with Scott’s Cactus Jack line during Paris Fashion Week. The release of the anticipated collab was scheduled supposedly in January.
A spokesman for Dior issued a statement to E! News on December 28 saying, “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.”
Meanwhile, a source told NBC News that it “was a mutual decision made by both Dior and Travis Scott to postpone the upcoming collection due in Jan ’22, with both parties working to reschedule the launch at a later date.”
The indefinite postponement came after the tragedy that happened during Scott’s concert in his hometown in Houston in November 5. According to the police, people started compressing towards the front of the stage which resulted to panic and injuries and killing 10 people due to compression asphyxia. Meanwhile, their manner of death was listed as an accident.
The indefinite postponement from Dior is just one of similar situations caused by the tragedy on Scott. Anheuser-Busch announced they’ll discontinue the rapper’s Cacti line of hard seltzers and he was removed from the 2022 Coachella lineup, too. Further, Nike postponed the launching of its Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack show.
During an interview with Charlamagne tha God which was released on December 6 on YouTube, Travis talked about the tragedy and assured fans it will never happen again.
He said, “Fans come to the show to have a good experience. I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here, a responsibility to figure out the solution and hopefully this takes a first step into us as artists having more insight of what’s going on. And the professionals to kind of surround and figure out more of the intel, whether it’s tech, whether it’s more of a response, whatever the problem is, to figure out that.”
Presently, Scott is and his lawyers are dealing with numerous lawsuits filed against him in connection to the tragedy.