STATE OF GRACE When she stomped onto the fash­ion scene in the ’70s, Grace Jones was a pi­o­neer of fear­less ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. Now at 67, the model, mu­si­cian, ac­tress, and Stu­dio 54 icon has pushed bound­aries at ev­ery turn, in­spir­ing fel­low artists like Ke

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Shav­ing my head led di­rectly to my first or­gasm. This is be­cause I am fairly sure that the man I had my first or­gasm with was An­dre, my hair­dresser from Ci­nan­dre, a huge sa­lon at 57th Street and Madi­son Av­enue. It was such a rev­e­la­tion, al­most trau­matic, the very first, that most of the de­tails have been wiped away, other than the tidal rush of feel­ings, but a lit­tle bit of de­tec­tive work, rum­mag­ing through my mem­o­ries, has led to An­dre as the prime sus­pect. His sa­lon was where I was sent to make sure that when my hair started to grow back I didn’t go ahead and shave it off again ...

Th­ese days, they say DJs are God. Back then, it was hair­dressers who were God. Like Vi­dal Sas­soon. All the celebri­ties would go to hair­styl­ists like An­dre. He was more than a hair­dresser. He was an artist and a pho­tog­ra­pher, very ex­per­i­men­tal. He cut the hair of lots of mod­els and ac­tresses, and he in­vented the Far­rah Fawcett flick. It was de­cided he would know what to do with me.

He def­i­nitely knew what to do with me. An­dre rel­ished this in­stinct that I had to find a dif­fer­ent place to be, even when it came to my hair, and he treated my short hair like a can­vas. It was very short, but there were ways he could change how it looked, and in­stinc­tively this was what I was af­ter, con­stant change. It would be a key part of my over­all per­for­mance. My hair could be ad­justed, changed, edited, in much the same way that later my whole body would be treated ...

I sup­pose it’s not sur­pris­ing that my first or­gasm was with An­dre. His fin­gers on my scalp work­ing their magic helped, and it didn’t take much for that to lead to great sex. I’d never had sex like that be­fore. It was sex from an­other era, an­other so­lar sys­tem. It still started with the mouth but it ended up be­yond the body. It made me feel like I was fall­ing back­ward in time. He was very open­minded and cre­ative, and that seemed to spill over into the sex. He bent me out of shape.

At 67, Grace Jones is as fi­esty as ever on stage

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