Dior cancels collaboration with Travis Scott in wake of Astroworld tragedy
French luxury fashion house Dior has canceled its collaboration with rapper Travis Scott in the wake of the Astroworld festival tragedy, Women’s Wear Daily reported.
“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.
Travis Scott’s team also confirmed that he and the fashion luxury house have agreed to postpone the collection’s January launch, according to WWD.
Scott recently had the launch of his Nike Air Max 1 collaboration sneakers postponed weeks after the festival, and the Parsons School of Design announced its partnership with Scott had ended, WWD reported.
Ten people between the ages of nine and 27 were killed and hundreds injured in a stampede while Scott was performing at his Astroworld music festival in Houston last month.
Concertgoers and families of the deceased have filed hundreds of lawsuits against Scott and event organizers, alleging the defendants didn’t take the necessary steps to prevent the stampede and didn’t immediately stop Scott’s performance.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced last week that it has launched an investigation in Astroworld’s event organizer, Live Nation Entertainment.
“We are assisting local authorities in their investigation and will of course share information with the Committee as well,” LiveNation said in a statement to The Hill in response to the committee investigation. “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,” the company said in the statement.
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