Grace Jones A to Z: The life of an icon - from Androgyny to Zula
Written by Steve Wide, Illustrated by Babeth Lafon
An illustrated A-to-Z, celebrating the unparalleled artistic impact of the cultural icon Grace Jones.
Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress, and iconoclast, Grace Jones is truly one of a kind, equal parts intriguing, intimidating, and indefatigable.
From her early days as a model working with Yves Saint Laurent and Kenzo, to her rise to disco stardom in New York City’s Studio 54, followed by her storming the New Wave with her reggae-infused post-punk sound, through to her arresting, decade-defining work, Jean-Paul Goude, and featuring her eclectic and iconic film career and her continuing artistic output in the current day, Grace Jones A to Z charts her incredibly rich life. This book looks at her life,her art, creative collaborations, films, friendships, and fun—all in a brilliantly illustrated A-to-Z format.
About The Author
Steve Wide is a Melbourne-based DJ and writer who hosts a long-running British music radio show. He has run many legendary indie and retro club nights and deejayed for acts including Radiohead and The Stone Roses. In his radio career, Steve has interviewed countless artists, from Jarvis Cocker to Björk. Steve's previous titles include Bowie A to Z, Prince A to Z, and Warhol A to Z. Babeth Lafon is a French beauty-and-lifestyle illustrator based in Berlin. Her clients include Harper's Bazaar, L'Oréal, Architectural Digest, L'Occitane, Marie Claire, and Elle Decoration.