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November 21, 2022

Grace Jones Wearing Issey Miyake During the 25th Annual Grammy Awards, 1983

Grace Jones wearing Issey Miyake during the 25th Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on February 23, 1983. Jones’ umbrella-shaped headgear kept catching on co-presenter Rick James’ braids, but that didn’t stop the “Super Freak” singer from making his move on the androgynous model. “When it gets wet, fellas, this is the best place to go under,” James told the audience.

“I wear his clothes every day to this day, and even those pieces I’ve worn for years still surprise me,” Jones recalled in her 2015 autobiography, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs. “He once said that his clothes are unfinished, and how they get finished is by being worn for years.”

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