Grace Jones brings her eccentricity to film premiere

Fashion icon, actress and recording artist Grace Jones turns heads as she turns out in typical Grace Jones style to launch her documentary in London.

UNITED KINGDOM (REUTERS) - Fashion icon, actress and recording artist Grace Jones turned out for the London premiere of the documentary about her life Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami on Wednesday (Oct 25) in style.

Wearing a Philip Treacy headpiece which towered above the already tall icon and draped her face with black leaves, Jones explained that the reason behind the fashion choice was because she was in mourning for her mother, who she said was buried last week and she did not want people to see her crying.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami follows Jones’ life through her music and her roots in Jamaica, where she was born and raised in her early years.

Jones, 69, known for her sharp cheekbones and androgynous look, carved a pioneering career as one of the first black models to grace fashion magazine covers and campaigns for major fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Kenzo in the 1970s.

She then transitioned to singing, with hits including Slave To The Rhythm, was a staple in the 1980s heyday of New York’s club scene and landed acting gigs, most notably in 1985’s James Bond film A View to Kill.

 

The documentary, directed by British filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, will open October 27 in the United Kingdom.