Posted November 18, 2013 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

Barneys Kickoff Party For Jay-Z Collaboration Cancelled


Looks like the Barneys discrimination fallout continues as the department decided to cancel the “New York Holiday” event in celebration of their collaboration with Jay-Z.

The event was scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 at its Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City.

According to WWD:

Barneys issued the following statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been cancelled.”

Although the event was cancelled, both Jay-Z and Barneys have decided to continue plans to launch the holiday collection in its store. It remains unclear as to why the event was cancelled.

Last Friday the company posted this about the discrimination investigations:

“Barneys New York has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination. While all of our investigations have been consistent in finding that no Barneys New York employee was involved in either of the deplorable situations concerning Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips, an issue exists in our industry, and we intend to be part of the solution. As we have stated all along, if we learn any procedures or practices are not consistent with our zero-tolerance policy, we will immediately take corrective action including terminating those employees responsible.”

 Are we surprised that the event was cancelled?? NO! In the meantime lets wait to see how well the collections sells.