REINVENTING BEAUTY, CHAPTER 1 / DAY 5 -- GRACE JONES
I can't remember what came first: seeing her (on an album cover) or hearing her (at a late-night club). Suffice to say, what came after is memorable. That is, pure unadulterated groove rhythms for on and off the dance floor. This Jamaican-American model/singer/actress wowed listeners, club and and concert-goers in the US and Europe with her hypnotic beat and sultry vocals, strong visual presence, and Surrealist, New Wave and Pop-inspired stage sets and costumes. In the 1970's Jones adopted a severe, androgynous look that was much copied, and admired by other artists such as Annie Lenox and Lady Gaga. Muse to Andy Warhol, close friend of Keith Haring, and inspiration to millions of fans, her music still resonates. She remains the fierce, undisputed Queen of Club (Music) and makes present day divas look like little girls playing dress-up.
ICONIC + PROVOCATIVE + DEFIANT = GRACE JONES
Enjoy today's visual treat.