The influence of Jones
A unique force since the 1970s, Grace Jones has forged a path for other singers to follow. Here’s who took influence from the star.
If the infamous hooded jump suit Kyles used in Can’t Get You Out of My Head seemed familiar( right ), it was because the Fee Do ran outfit borrowed Grace’ s signature style. Even the cover of its parent album, Fever, bears a resemblance to Island Life.
Grace hasn’ t been shy in calling out Rih anna and her stylists for her use of body paint, as per her collaborations with Keith Ha ring int he 1980s.
While creative ly independent, Murphy’ s confidence in merging high fashion with music reflects J one s’ s. And Murphy acknowledged the part that Grace Jones’ live shows had in forming the basis of her own performances, with both heavy on the costume changes.
Along with Madonna, Grace Jones has proved to be a defining influence on Lady Ga ga, adopting Jones’ attitude, art and ideas in her own work, even down to donning the same Phillip T rea cy hat while Jones was still touring withit. Suffice to say, that did not go down well.
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