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Most people benefit from experience, but in David Bailey’s opinion age has not improved his skills. Speaking at the launch of an exhibition of his work at the National Portrait Gallery today, the photographer admitted that he is no better now than he was when he started taking pictures more than 50 years ago. “I haven’t progressed. I’ve probably got less good. I take exactly the same photos as I did when I was 16,” he said.

Old red rooster stays out on the prowl

Tim Dowling reflects on the enduring bad behaviour of the midnight rambler

Stop modelling please, Jagger tells daughter

SHE'S FIVE foot nine inches tall in her stockinged feet, has a mane of blonde hair, a killer pout and gets stopped on the street all the time by fashion scouts who are looking to sign her up as a model.

Why Are They Famous ? Elizabeth Jagger

Main Claim: Fabulously famous parental units. Unless she pulls off a Liza Minelli, Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger will be known for ever more as the daughter of Texan model Jerry Hall and rock dinosaur Mick Jagger: a couple so frantically famous, even relatively sensible rock-offspring nomenclature and a Hello!-free upbringing cannot prevent fame of the thrust- upon variety. To aid matters, Elizabeth has taken to the catwalk like a Jagger to the lens. Now she has been seen during London Fashion Week in yellow eyelashes and snagged pink tights modelling for Vivienne Westwood. It can only be a matter of time before Naomette Campbell and Katie Moss- Depp negotiate the catwalk in nappies.

Model behaviour: Marie Helvin

At 46, not only is she still looking good, she's still looking for that one big contract. Hell, she's got a Hawaiian ranch to buy. Interview by E Jane Dickson. Photographs by John Stoddart

Stars in their eyes

In a welcome backlash against the vogue for navel-gazing self- obsession, young artists are increasingly taking images of screen stars and rock idols as their subjects. But is the new vogue for celebrity portraits a symptom of our Nineties, `Hello!'-style celebrity worship, or a critique of it? asks Dominic Lutyens

Fashion: Price is right for the house that Gianni built

Long before Gianni Versace began courting rock stars to wear his clothes, Antony Price was dressing Roxy Music and the Rolling Stones. Now, as the house of Versace looks for a new couture designer to step into its founder's shoes, London-based Price has emerged as a front-runner. Tamsin Blanchard meets a man for whom fashion doesn't end at size eight and whose clients love the way he treats their curves.

After the hype, British fashion lures the serious money

After decades of hype and no substance, London fashion is finally being taken seriously. Last week, Paul Smith, a world player in menswear with sales totalling pounds 165m last year, announced that he would be showing his women's collection on the catwalk for the first time later this month. And he has chosen London as the venue.

Grandad Jagger is father for sixth time

Veteran rocker Mick Jagger was yesterday celebrating becoming a father for the sixth time after his wife Jerry Hall gave birth to the couple's fourth child.

Vivienne Westwood dresses Jerry Hall

Vivienne Westwood OBE, British fashion's famous and controversial madame, is going mainstream - at least by her standards. She has decided to advertise her clothing, and this is one of the results. Here, Westwood puts her son, Ben, and Jerry Hall in The Queen and her Punk, a pastiche of Van Dyck's Henrietta Maria and her Dwarf, writes Melanie Rickey.

Rich and famous find their summer idyll ... in West Cork

Many of the rich and famous prefer to take their holiday later in the year, particularly in winter, when the rest are coping with the British weather.

is it worth it? by cayte williams; These shoes weren't made for walking

Would you pay pounds 275 for a pair of shoes? Maybe for Manolo Blahnik 'Voltur' stilettoes

Rubber sole

The material world

Worrying about `progressive' education these days is surely a bit like worrying about the Cold War

I don't know why everyone makes such a fuss about teenagers. My oldest turned 13 last week and it seems to me that it's very like having a small baby in the house again. They sleep and eat most of the time and you get disproportionately excited when you manage to extract a word or a smile out of them.

WESTWOOD WORLD

Britain's most colourful designer is going global. Oliver Bennett met Vivienne Westwood, business supremo

The state of the Union

The juvenile, the complacent and the snobbish cavort in shallow debates, and Oxford's students love it, says Peter Popham, after hearing the case for blondes. Where has all the politics gone?
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24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
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A taste for rebellion

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Call me Ed Mozart

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