Why Bailey cancelled on Gaga

A shoot with Lady Gaga is a coveted creature, entailing the coordination of schedules, obligations and geography.

So you might imagine that if anyone were to cancel a shoot, it would be La Gaga, not the creative team that has so laboured to devise a concept to her liking.

Not so in the case of David Bailey. The legendary and outspoken photographer told the Telegraph that he cancelled a shoot with Gaga, because ‘there were too many rumours about her storming out and being silly. If she can sing, why wear funny clothes? Ella Fitzgerald never wore funny clothes.’

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Bailey is offensive toward his subjects in equal measure. He called Prince Harry, who he recently shot for a men’s magazine, ‘not a retard. He’s not inbred’, and said it was a ‘myth’ that Princess Diana was a great beauty.

He reserves his kind words for another royal: the Duchess of Cambridge. She is, he offers, ‘very beautiful’.

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