Insiders told the New York Post that Miu Miu had the singer in mind for the campaign — to be shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott — but when they learned Simpson was on the list, they nixed the idea because of her insistence upon using Paves during a Vanity Fair shoot.
"They felt snubbed by Jessica because they were set to do her Vanity Fair shoot several months ago," an insider told Page Six. "Being the professionals they are, they wanted to bring in their own hair and makeup team, but Jessica said if they didn't use Ken, then she wasn't sitting for the shoot."
The Post source insists it was the hair drama that killed the Vanity Fair spread.
"Most fashion photographers use their own people — and they certainly don't use Ken Paves, who is considered tacky and amateurish for high-fashion shoots. He's very 'Texas pageant hair,' " the source said.
A rep for Simpson told the newspaper, "She could not have done the campaign anyway because she has her own clothing and shoe line."