Lady Gaga in London for a ‘Cheek to Cheek’ with Tony Bennett

By Si Gross, www.sigross.com
June 10, 2015 4:21 pm Last Updated: August 20, 2015 7:22 pm

Pop star Lady Gaga and jazz icon Tony Bennett performed cheek to cheek in aid of WellChild at The Royal Albert Hall on June 8th. Prince Harry attended as patron of the charity. Tuesday night’s performance was cancelled after Tony Bennett was taken ill.

Lady Gaga mobbed by fans and photographers outside her hotel in London
Lady Gaga mobbed by fans and photographers outside her hotel in London

 

A horde of fans and photographers gather around Lady Gaga's Rolls Royce Phantom
A horde of fans and photographers gather around Lady Gaga’s Rolls Royce Phantom

Every day and night Lady Gaga’s adoring “Little Monsters” wait patiently outside her London hotel for her to leave. Her fans shout her name “Gaga” as she walks among them with burly security on either side. In front, throngs of “paparazzi” photographers capture her image. Gaga posted a few words on Instagram after leaving for the Royal Albert Hall: “During all the long car rides, I dream about my former life. Walking freely down the streets. And then, in a moment I am deeply grateful. With all this attention now, what will I say? How will I change the world? What will my music contribute to humanity?” Gaga’s message reminded me that a number of years ago a PR lady came out as I was about to leave an event and said, “Would you wait a little longer, there’s a pop singer coming called Lady Gaga, she’s going to be really famous.” That night I waited; I photographed Lady Gaga for the very first time.

Lady Gaga arrives at the On|Off party in 2008, just before her meteoric rise to fame
Lady Gaga arrives at the On|Off party in 2008, just before her meteoric rise to fame

 

Lady Gaga gives cakes and donuts to her fans called "Little Monsters" as they wait patiently for her outside The Royal Albert Hall
Lady Gaga gives cakes and donuts to her fans called “Little Monsters” as they wait patiently for her outside The Royal Albert Hall

 

The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London

 

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett 'Cheek to Cheek' Reliant Robin pimped out by Laura Korf
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett ‘Cheek to Cheek’ Reliant Robin pimped out by Laura Korf

 

Lady Gaga leaves Bikram Yoga before she heads off to the Royal Albert Hall to perform with Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga leaves Bikram Yoga before she heads off to the Royal Albert Hall to perform with Tony Bennett

 

Prince Harry at The Royal Albert Hall who attended as patron of WellChild charity
Prince Harry at The Royal Albert Hall who attended as patron of the WellChild charity

 

Prince Harry meets Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett prior to the Gala Concert in aid of WellChild at Royal Albert Hall (Photo by Alan Davidson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Prince Harry meets Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett prior to the Gala Concert in aid of WellChild at Royal Albert Hall (Photo by Alan Davidson – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

 

Lady Gaga sticks her head out of her Rolls Royce before leaving The Royal Albert Hall after performing with Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga sticks her head out of her Rolls Royce before leaving The Royal Albert Hall after performing with Tony Bennett (Photo by Macca)

 

Lady Gaga leaving Ronnie Scott's Jazz club after playing a surprise show at the venue
Lady Gaga leaving Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club after playing a surprise show at the venue

 

Lady Gaga leaving The Royal Albert Hall after second night cancellation
Lady Gaga leaving The Royal Albert Hall after second night cancellation

Over the years of taking pictures of Lady Gaga her outfits have caused a stir, with many style influences in the mix including Japanese and military pop culture, always matched with a plethora of sunglasses and hats.

 

Lady Gaga wears a green Japanese styled dress with matching sunglasses topped off with a brown military hat
Lady Gaga wears a green Japanese styled dress with matching sunglasses topped off with a brown military hat

 

Fashion Flashback 2010: A yellow haired Lady Gaga wears a brown jacket, 60's wide rimmed sunglasses topped off with a US Army issue officers peaked hat
Fashion Flashback 2010: A yellow haired Lady Gaga wears a brown jacket, 60’s wide rimmed sunglasses topped off with a US Army issue officers peaked hat

 

Fashion Flashback 2010: Lady Gaga wears a pink fuschia dress with wraparound sunglasses
Fashion Flashback 2010: Lady Gaga wears a pink fuschia dress with wraparound sunglasses

 

Fashion Flashback 2009: Lady Gaga wears a white low cut dress with shoulder pads, striped summer hat, round purple sunglasses and a cup of tea to start the day off at Radio One
Fashion Flashback 2009: Lady Gaga wears a white low cut dress with shoulder pads, striped summer hat, round purple sunglasses and a cup of tea to start the day off at Radio One

 

Fashion Flashback 2010: A red suited Lady GaGa kitted out in virtual reality garb, arrived back to her hotel after performing, at the O2 Arena for the Monster Ball Tour.
Fashion Flashback 2010: A red suited Lady GaGa kitted out in virtual reality garb, arrived back to her hotel after performing at the O2 Arena for the Monster Ball Tour.

 

Fashion Flashback 2009: Lady Gaga sporting a big hair bow wears classic Ray Bans sunglasses. She was arriving at Punk night club to DJ after supporting The Pussy Cat Dolls.
Fashion Flashback 2009: Lady Gaga sporting a big hair bow wears classic Ray Bans sunglasses. She was arriving at Punk night club to DJ after supporting The Pussy Cat Dolls.

 

Fashion Flashback 2013: Lady Gaga slowly walks to her vehicle as she cries her eyes out before leaving London. Gaga was wearing a simple white ruffled gown
Fashion Flashback 2013: Lady Gaga slowly walks to her vehicle as she cries her eyes out before leaving London. Gaga was wearing a simple white ruffled gown

 

Fashion Flashback 2013: Lady Gaga wears a white plastic bubble producing dress. She is also wearing kaleidoscope prism 'Holes' glasses and very high platform shoes
Fashion Flashback 2013: Lady Gaga wears a white plastic bubble producing dress. She is also wearing kaleidoscope prism ‘Holes’ glasses and very high platform shoes