Editor, US Bazaar, 2001-present
Bailey was born and raised in Derbyshire, and began her stellar career as the launch editor of British Marie Claire, then took over its American sister publication, before being lured to US Bazaar. Iconoclastic, daring and imaginative, she has overseen Rihanna being photographed swimming with sharks, Donna Karan sprayed top-to-toe in gold paint and Dolce & Gabbana posing as Batman and Robin; while the limited-edition covers Cindy Sherman designed at Bailey’s request have become major collectors’ items. One of her enduring innovations was the subscribers’ cover – a specially shot artistic image to reward loyal readers with a magazine that differed from those available on the newsstand – a practice now widely adopted throughout the industry. She was honoured with an OBE in 2008.
A 2003 Jean-Paul Goude shot of Linda Evangelista and Karl Lagerfeld