Grace Jones is one of the most iconic models, performers, and fashion lovers of all time, and after a nineteen year recording hiatus, Jones is back with a new single, Corporate Cannibal, off her new album Hurricane expected in October. It’s interesting to hear from the supermodel now, especially after Marc Jacob’s collection for Fall 2008 at Louis Vuitton referenced classic and eccentric Jones glamor, perhaps best evidenced in the conical headpieces and genii pants.
It’s nice to see Jones bringing her creative fearlessness to the cultural landscape again. She is a consummate entertainer both on the catwalk and stage and off, and she also happened to celebrate her sixtieth birthday earlier this year. She is still as bizarre as ever, and perhaps she can shake up the watered down pop that has become the musical norm as of late. With everything 80’s so in now, it seems only fitting La Jones should return to the scene. While I’m certain the fashion crowd will welcome the diva back with open arms, we will have to wait and see what the hoi polloi make of her. In the meantime, we can look forward to her appearing on the red carpet in fabulous and strange ensembles no other star would have the guts to wear.
Enjoy her new video for Corporate Cannibal below, and check out vintage Jones from the glorious 80’s here.
— Laura Wasson