Source: Lilly Workneh / theGrio
Jay Z’s holiday collection at Barneys launched Wednesday but the kick-off event for the collaboration has been canceled.
According to WWD, the event was originally planned for Wednesday evening but a statement from luxury retailer only credits “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason.
While no other information on the event’s cancellation has yet been provided, Jay Z says he plans on continuing his collaboration with Barneys despite the heavy backlash he received after the store faced allegations of racial profiling.
Based on a decision made Friday, Jay Z and Barneys announced that 100 percent of all proceeds from the BNY SCC Gallery and Collection will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation, the rapper’s charitable organization aimed to providing financial help to youth in need.
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