The Fashion Of Grace Jones: A Style And Music Maverick

The supermodel, singer, actress, and Warhol star is the original multi-hyphenate.

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Grace Jones Fashion
Photo: Bob King/Redferns

Throughout her life, Grace Jones has worn many hats, both literally and figuratively. The Jamaican-born and New York-raised performer is the original multi-hyphenate. With her Grecian-like figure and androgynous look, she was first signed as a model in the 60s and inspired the likes of Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Jean-Paul Goude. Throughout the late 70s and 80s, she became the queen of disco, ruled the roost at Studio 54, and lead the charge for New Wave thanks to her string of seminal albums – Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, Slave to the Rhythm – and later became a Bond girl and successful actress and author.

A true individualist, Jones’ has maintained her imitable style and razor-sharp wit over the course of six decades and continues to inspire artists both sartorially and musically. Today we celebrate her style, her cheekbones, and her unbridled hedonism and worship at the altar of her Grace-ness.

Grace Jones Fashion

Photo: Gilles Petard/Redferns

Grace Jones Fashion

Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

Grace Jones costumes

Photo: Suzie Gibbons/Redferns

Grace Jones Fashion

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Grace Jones 80s

Photos: Tom Wargacki/WireImage

Grace Jones 90s

Photo: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Grace Jones On Stage

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Grace Jones stage

Photo: Gus Stewart/Redferns

Grace Jones festival

Photo: Don Arnold/WireImage

The deluxe edition of Warm Leatherette can be bought here.



  1. Dean Harris

    March 25, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Truly an icon!

    It’s just a shame that after 3 very nicely done remaster projects, Universal stopped short of carrying through with Grace’s remaining deluxe/expanded catalog titles; “Living My Life”, “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Island Life”.

  2. Kevin Brown

    May 19, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Totally agree with Dean Harris comments, what is it with Universal they start a project Then the Just can’t seem to finish them.
    Look WE NEED a Deluxe version of “Living My Life” for goodness sake.
    As for Universal buying up ZTT Records what seems like such a long time ago ……. What a Total waste of time that was….Nothing what so ever has been done with that back catalogue apart from releasing 3 FGTH albums which have been re released loads of time over the years.
    Universal you need to get your act together, GET Slave To The Rhythm released. Who is working at Universal …… I guess people who don’t seem to want to release great Deluxe Editions anymore.

  3. John Rogge

    May 20, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Correction: Donna Summer was the Queen of Disco and that has never been in dispute. 10 gold and platinum singles from late 1975 to early 1980 speaks for itself. Nothing against the Ms Jones, but that title was simply never hers.

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