Dior & Travis Scott Mutually Decided To Postpone Cactus Jack Collection Indefinitely
PARIS, FRANCE — Last summer, D.M. Fashion Book reported that Dior‘s artistic director Kim Jones is teaming up with rapper Travis Scott on his spring 2022 men’s collection (see it here).
During that time, Dior said in a statement provided exclusively to WWD, “This unprecedented event represents the first full Dior collection ever created with a musician for the house.”
Fans of the rapper and fashion lovers will now have to wait a bit longer for the drop because Dior has postponed their Cactus Jack collaboration indefinitely.
The luxury fashion house told WWD on Tuesday that its capsule collection collaboration between Kim Jones and 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. 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, who is a BET Award winning and Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter, producer, businessman and designer, has been close to the brand for a while, modeling the Air Dior capsule collection that the French fashion house developed last year with Jordan Brand (see it here).
Through his creative collective, Cactus Jack, he has collaborated with companies as diverse as Nike, Dover Street Market, McDonald’s, Playstation, Epic Games and Byredo, prompting Forbes magazine to dub him “corporate America’s brand whisperer.” The publication estimated that Scott earns $10 million a year from the Nike deal alone.
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.
Photos Credit: Sharif Hamza/Courtesy of Dior