Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress….who began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo….while appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue….as she worked with such great photographers as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer….and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features.
Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career after securing a record deal with Island Records…..and initially becoming a star of New York City’s Studio 54 centered disco scene….where in the early 1980’s, she moved toward a new wave style that drew on reggae, funk, post-punk and pop music…. while frequently collaborating with both the graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude and the musical duo Sly & Robbie. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette in 1980….Nightclubbing in 1981….and Slave to the Rhythm in 1985….as she scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before”, “Private Life”, and “Slave to the Rhythm”….when in 1982, she released the music video collection A One Man Show, directed by Goude.
In this video seen herewith….Grace Jones is featured in USA Network’s Night Flight program…..as her modeling and singing career are showcased with commentary….which makes this video well worth the price of admission here at ImaSportsphile.