01/11/2012 09:22 am ET

David Bailey On Lady Gaga: 'If She Can Sing, Why Wear Funny Clothes?'

Plenty of people don't have the patience for Lady Gaga's sartorial antics (sometimes, even we just wish she'd throw on some sweatpants and get on with it).

Add David Bailey to the list of Gaga detractors. Bailey, a famous British photograher with a carefree attitude and a dating history filled with models (he was married to Catherine Deneuve), spoke to the Telegraph about his thoughts on today's famous females, from the Duchess of Cambridge to Lady Gaga.

Kate, he must admit, is "very beautiful." Gaga, on the other hand, is just a bit much. Bailey said he had to cancel a scheduled photo shoot recently because "there were too many rumours about her storming out and being silly. And I can't be bothered."

He added:

"If she can sing, why wear funny clothes? Ella Fitzgerald never wore funny clothes."

Bailey isn't the only famous photographer to admit he's less than enamored of his celebrity subjects. Patrick Demarchelier, one of fashion's top lensmen, said recently that he often doesn't recognize the names of those he photographs and prefers to take pics of his dog.

Luckily for us, Demarchelier and his colleagues begrudgingly snap our favorite celebs anyway. Because somebody needs to focus their camera on Gaga -- it would be a shame to let a giant egg, a meat dress, penis shoes and blood perfume go to waste.

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