GRACE’S NEVER SAY NEVER
By Elizabeth Patterson
The iconic and legendary Grace Jones has decided to do the world another favor by releasing a book about her life. Jones, who is perhaps best known for her music, has lived extraordinarily in her time upon this Earth. The Jamaican born beauty arrived in America at the tender age of 13 and began her monumental career as a model by the time she was 17. Pioneering the androgynous look, her sharp, angular features and glowing dark skin led her to work with notorious names like Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton and Hans Feurer as well as fashion designers Yves Saint Laurent and Azzedine Alaia.
Following a handful of Elle and Vogue covers in the 70s, Jones moved into music and acting. She released the famed album “Nightclubbing” in 1981 and later created her Grammy-nominated “One Man Show” video. She also appeared in the James Bond film A View to Kill; as Zula in Conan the Destroyer; and as a vampire queen in the 1986 film Vamp. Jones’ influence has been massive across art forms, including music, fashion and photography. Though Jones said she would never write a memoir, at 67 years of age she has changed her tune, and is choosing to look back at her illustrious and groundbreaking career in her own words. Cheekily titled “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, the book hits shelves on September 29.