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14 Reasons Grace Jones Is Cooler Than You’ll Ever Be

A visual tribute to a true style icon.

May 19, 2015
1. She surrounded herself with artists and appeared in their work

#gracejones

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3. She shattered perceptions of what a model could be

#gracejones rare interview November #1980, Happy 35th Anniversary #WarmLeatherette !!

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#GraceJones

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4. She was never afraid of her sexual power or her naked body

Who's ready to smash the weekend? #drinkthepainaway #whatelection #friday #weekend #gracejones #fuckingfierce

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#tbt #gracejones

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La plus belle #GraceJones

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5. She partied harder than anyone
6. But even when she was turned down she looked 100

Amazing. #GraceJones / DC

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7. She knows the power of a tailored suit

#WCW #GraceJones

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dont mess around with the demolition man #gracejones #1982 #demolitionman

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8. And a wild hat

Style beasts before I was born #gracejones

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#friday❗️#gracejones #love ❤️

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Inspiration on so many levels. 😍😍 #gracejones #makeup #beauty #underwearasouterwear #80s #love

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9. As well as a good mask
10. She's often channeled by Rihanna
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11. And Janelle Monae
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12. Amongst many, many others
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I'm so content with my life right now #fkatwigs #congregata

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13. The fashion world continually draws from her influence
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14. And because this is what being in your 60s looks like when you're Grace Jones
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She is literally 65 in this photo
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Will you be this cool when you're 65?
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Didn't think so.
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