I love when Negro pop culture blogs do those “who rocked it better” posts & always wondered if I would do that here. Well I’m not exactly out looking for fashion trends etc but I couldn’t pass this opportunity up.
So anyway, I ask you, who rocked “Island Life” best? Is it a toss up???
Behind the Island Life album cover:
Grace Jones’ former lover & photographer Jean Paul Goude took this photo of her in 1978 for a New York Magazine model profile.
Of the image, Goude has stated in his book “So Far, So Goude:”
“…unless you are extraordinarily supple, you cannot do this arabesque. The main point is that Grace couldn’t do it, and that’s the basis of my entire work: creating a credible illusion.”
The image is actually a composite of several photos stitched together to make this iconic image. Awesome work from the pre-Photoshop days!