Dior has decided to push back the release of its much-anticipated Air Jordan 1 collaboration in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The collection was originally scheduled to launch via an international drawing next week.
“To ensure the safety of all, in accordance with recommendations by public authorities, and in order to reinforce the coordination of international measures, Dior has decided to postpone its international draw for the launch of the Air Dior capsule collection realized in collaboration with Jordan Brand,” Nike wrote on its official news blog.
The sportswear company went on to add that the Air Dior drawing included the chance to gain access to exclusive Dior pop-up and pop-in locations, which have since been postponed to protect both customers and collaborators. Nike also announced that a new release date for the Dior x Air Jordan collab would be communicated in the weeks ahead.
Dior’s highly coveted Jordan collaboration includes the Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior, Air Jordan 1 Low Dior, and ready-to-wear-apparel and accessories. The sneakers are rumored to be limited to 8,500 pairs and retail for $2,000.