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Regardless of the critics' reception to Kanye West's designs for Adidas, he did put on a great show. Russell Simmons told Page Six that West locked himself in the studio to rehearse for hours and hired 30 stylists to help put the over-the-top presentation together.
Simmons said: "I was there the night before. Kanye had been locked in that studio for 72 hours . . . I left, went to Chris Rock’s birthday, came back, he’s still there at 2 a.m. . . . He had like 30 French and Italian guys running around, and everything that they did was inspired only by his direction."