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A 1977 portrait of the disco diva in standard provocative fashion.
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Jones looks every bit the island girl with her vibrant headscarf and shades.
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Jones’ style was the epitome of menswear chic. This image circa 1985 shows the singer in cat-eye frames, a bold shoulder blazer and gloves — a look captured on present day catwalks.
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Jones made a grand entrance at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 wearing a pleated costume in the shape of a star — how fitting.
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In 1990, Jones celebrated her 42nd birthday with a radiance to rival young super model Naomi Campbell, dressed in a simple yet sexy body hugging dress.
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At the taping of the television program Night Flight in 2000, Jones wrapped her skintight pants set glamorously in a lush fur.
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In 2009 Grace Jones hit the stage in a leotard look and over-the-top headdress to celebrate 50 years of Island Records in London.
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At the 1983 Grammy Awards all eyes were on Jones in a caged couture headpiece and intricately woven leather gown.
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The Jamaican beauty wears feathers fiercely in this Philip Treacy number during Rome’s Spanish Steps fashion gala in July 2002.
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At the Etam Spring 2012 fashion show in Paris, Grace Jones serves sex appeal at 60+ in a tuxedo blazer, body suit with bare legs and platforms.
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Leave it to Grace Jones to turn a tuxedo blazer into a concert costume. The dynamic diva elevated the simple piece by adding fishnet tights, a body suit and a dramatic head piece.
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In 2012, Jones took the shine in a voluminous iridescent pantsuit and matching bowler hat during a performance in the Netherlands.
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Jones wows the crowd at the Moet & Chandon fashion extravaganza in April 2002 in a sparkling wrap dress and towering hat.
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In 2000, Jones takes the stage in true masquerade fashion with an intricate veil, her signature leotard and racy red gloves.
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In 2010, Grace Jones arrived at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London with sky-high heels and an equally high topper.
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In 2002 Grace Jones made a dramatic stage appearance with opera singer Luciano Pavarotti during his concert.
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Decades after her thrilling arrival, the incomparable Grace Jones is still breaking all the rules and influencing fashion. This year she performed at
at amfAR’s 2nd Annual Inspiration Gala in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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