Throwback Thursday: Natural Icon Grace Jones

Grace Jones is the original natural hair diva. She's been rocking a fierce short crop since her arrival on the 1970s disco scene, and her fearless style influences today's beauty and fashion tastemakers. On this Throwback Thursday, enjoy a retrospective of her outrageous and inspiring looks.

Crystal G. Martin Oct, 22, 2013

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Jones’ signature simple cut was the perfect foil to her supersaturated makeup.

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Jones plays the ingenue in 1977.

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The singer’s close cut was almost always covered by an attention-grabbing hat.

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Tina Turner and Jones pose in 1981.

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Even in a decade known for its aesthetic excess, Jones’ style reached outlandish—and avant-garde—heights.

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Jones tops her crop with an oversized corn silk twist.

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Jones commands attention during a 1979 concert.

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The androgynous icon performs live at The Carre Theatre in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1981.

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Jones was an early adopter of the hi-top, seen here in 1981.

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Jones celebrates her 42nd birthday with fellow model Naomi Campbell.

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The actress gets pouty at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

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Jones in the 2001 film Shaka Zulu: The Citadel.

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The chanteuse shows off a box cut at the 5th anniversary celebration for Viktor & Rolf's Flower Bomb perfume in 2010.

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Jones belts it out at the Lovebox Festival in London last year.


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