Jones, I know. Jones said, referring to her interviewer, whom she had ushered into the spa 15 minutes earlier, having checked out of her room upstairs. The answer was no: hotel policy. Nevertheless, the woman was quickly learning what decades of agents, photographers, album producers, tour managers and lovers already knew: Nobody tells Grace Jones what to do. You want to work for me? The hotel staff, realizing it had awaked a lioness, swiftly rustled up an empty room on the 39th floor, where Ms. Jones ordered up a bottle of Champagne and fresh orange juice. Undisturbed at last and still in her bathrobe , she settled onto a twin bed to discuss her singular career as a style icon, disco queen, avant-garde rocker, Bond girl, provocateur and sphinx, all chronicled in her new autobiography, out Sept.
There are few musicians—or, frankly, people—living who are better suited to a documentary than Grace Jones. Eating breakfast? Grace Jones does it in a Parisian hotel in a fur coat with nothing underneath and a bottle of champagne by her side. Grabbing a snack? Grace Jones shucks her own oysters, while wishing her body specifically, her nether regions was as tight as they are.
The Many Faces of Grace Jones
Even with her Meltdown festival on hold, June is something of a milestone month for Jones because it marks the 40th anniversary of her first British hit. Jones, who moved from Jamaica to Syracuse, New York, as a teenager, signed her first modelling contract at the age of At the same time, Jones began to really embrace her imposing voice. Warm Leatherette was the first Jones album to have cover art designed by Goude, who would play an integral part in the startling way she presented herself to the world.
Born in Jamaica, the singer, supermodel, and actress Grace Jones moved with her family to New York as a teenager in the s, and was quickly sucked into the social scene. By 18, she had a modeling contract with Wilhelmina and began working with designers such as Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and photographers like Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer, who fell for her androgynous style and bold features. And 10 years later, she would land her first major acting role as a Bond girl in A View to a Kill alongside Roger Moore, proving that she really could do it all. Photo courtesy of Getty Images. She wears a wide-shoulder suit jacket. A young Grace Jones poses for a portrait in wearing a blonde wig, wire bracelets and dramatic cat eye makeup. Grace Jones wears a cutaway dress and black straw hat for a night out in New York City in Grace Jones dances at the disco club Studio 54 in New York City in wearing a shimmering blue top and cape. Grace Jones poses in a bright red hat, multi-colored bolero top, and gloves for a studio portrait session in