Kanye West: ”Used 30 Stylists And Rehearsed Show For 72 Hours”
Kanye West used 30 stylists at his Fashion Week show, according to his friend Russell Simmons.
“I was there the night before,” Simmons told us at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Valentine’s Day luncheon at the Plaza. “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.”
“His style and influence is so obvious . . . I’m old, I’m 57, and I’ve got drop-crotch pants,” he laughed. “There is no reason why his collection, which really is meticulously designed and overseen by him, should not be a big hit . . . [I wonder] if [those] who are supposed to be judging understand how much detail, how thoughtful that show was.”
A source close to West would only say of the 30 stylists, “There was a team in place to make sure they were ready for the performance.”