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Gucci Cancels Runway Show in Seoul Following Stampede Tragedy

A model walks down the Gucci cruise runway in a black and white swirl dress with a handbag in their left hand.
A look from Alessandro Michele's "Cosmogenie" collection first shown in Puglia in May, 2022. (Gucci)

A show for Gucci’s “Cosmogenie” cruise collection that was set to take place Tuesday at Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace has been cancelled following a lethal stampede Saturday night.  South Korea is in a period of national mourning after more than 150 people were killed amid rushing crowds during a Halloween celebration in the capital city’s Itaewon district. 

“Our hearts are filled with grief for those who lost their lives or were injured,” the Italian brand said in a statement.

Gucci first revealed the cruise collection by designer Alessandro Michele at the Castel del Monte in Puglia, Italy in May. Rescheduling the runway show will not be possible, a company source said, but discussions are ongoing with the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration to explore partnering with the landmark venue at a later date.

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