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December 1st, 2009 Posted by Janelle comments (36)

Many models have attempted to imitate the allure of Grace Jones, but few have succeeded in capturing the icon’s appeal. In the latest Vogue Paris, Rose Cordero transforms into a young Grace and displays the elegance and intensity that made Ms. Jones legendary. Paola Kudacki‘s vivid photographs and Melanie Huynhs retro styling, help to make this the perfect tribute to all things Grace.


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36 Comments

  1. Gregory Mason says:

    Now this is HOT!!!

  2. kayleaf says:

    Have been a big Rose fan, so it’s nice to see her finally get the attention she deserves!! Is it me or does Rose, in general, give off a Prada/miu miu vibe?…

  3. AX80 says:

    I hate the word fierce but there truly is no other word to describe this. Amazing…..

  4. Prabal says:

    beautiful

  5. clear says:

    fantastic story

  6. Samira says:

    awesome work of Rose. Stunning
    http://www.allaboutmodels.blogspot.com

  7. Michael says:

    This feels like it’s been a long time coming, and what a strong debut this is! I’m hoping this opens the door for more Rose in Vogue Paris!!

  8. jeremydante says:

    i love this. grace jones is the mascot of black female edge. incredible.

  9. Timothy Rosado says:

    I LOVE THIS!!

    but how many times are we going to see a shoot inspired by Grace Jones. I love Grace but whats next.

  10. Mango says:

    WHOA!

  11. Amarilla says:

    perfect casting, perfect model, perfect everything

  12. yumpopink says:

    the fire in grace’s eyes remains inimitable

  13. neal says:

    She rocks!!

  14. TOKO says:

    Many have tried and failed disgracefully to recreate the Jones look. However, one of my favourite to date, is of an androgynous boy signed to a London agency called United Models. The images published in a New York magazine shot by Photographer Roberto Aguilar was just excite…
    The boy’s bone structure captured that Jones allure…Even at first i thought it was Grace Jones, until i saw the credits……

  15. LD says:

    Looks great, but kind of wish it wasn’t a “get this look feature”. Would have been better as a full on tribute.

  16. Marquis de Lannes says:

    Viktor & Rolf se han bien inspirado de ella para el maquillaje y los peinados de su ultimo desfile!
    http://www.marquisdelannes.com/

  17. Tiffany says:

    OMG LOVE IT.

  18. Mike says:

    Wow! This is fantastic! Rose has come a long way in such a short amount of time… she may not have the same intensity and edge as Grace yet, but I think she is definitely going to be one to watch out for!

  19. Looker says:

    Someone is going to steal Sessilee’s thundahhhh!!

  20. LD says:

    It looks great. Rosie is perfect as Grace Jones. Kind of wish it wasn’t a “get this look” feature though. Would have been better as a full on tribute.

  21. anonymous says:

    Might that be the reason why Sessilee is not in this shoot…??
    she does not do “get this look” features anymore…. ;) )

    However Rose is on fire….. great stuff…but agree this would be better as a full on tribute fashion editorial

  22. poo says:

    Fantastic. Looker, there’s room for everyone.

  23. thankthelord says:

    Rose is beautiful.

  24. neal says:

    There is enough room in fashion for more than 1 model of color. Why is it that as soon as one ethnic model shines it means the others wont! I dont hear this talk when ! more blonde /russian does a shoot. Let’s give Rose her congrats and leave it at that~

  25. van gogh says:

    if you want to see an amazing grace jones inspired editorial (that should be published in VOGUE) is the new one shot by frank berlin that will be published in PUSH IT, a new magazine coming out of London. IT IS PHENOMENAL with Ataui Deng on the cover. 11 looks with her in pieces from Lanvin to McQueen. YOU WILL DIE when you see it. Styling by David Widjaja. It is quite the team. CT @ VaNgOgH PR

  26. modelobello says:

    This is what I’m talking about! I saw her Polaroids and was very raw and unattractive, but she has the blue chip! Im glad that people see beyond what is beautiful and see potential in those who are usually considered “ugly”, whatever that means!! see what someone who usually can be ignored look when potential is seen! viva rose!

  27. Rodney says:

    OH MY DAMN
    Love Rose

  28. marvoi says:

    winningest!

  29. Antonio Barros says:

    These pictures are soooo cool!!!

    http://thesingular.blogspot.com

  30. Contempo Models says:

    A GREAT ICON, A GREAT MODEL AND A GREAT MAGAZINE… What can go wrong??

  31. carola says:

    OMG!!! This is amazing!! I love Rose and Paola!!

  32. donna says:

    its good she waited around for the right type of work. This is an excellent piece

  33. Nigel S. says:

    Absolutely stunning work. Exciting for her! Could be a strong sign of things to come.. The girl can werk. I thought it was Sessilee in the tag image.

    On the down side of things..Dontcha guys just love how Grace Jones is apparently the only great and uber stylish woman of color that gets any play?

    Can we mix it up alittle bit for heavens sake!

    Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll,Tina Turner etc. They may not have delved as deep into the modern fashion world like Grace Jones but they could serve as points of inspiration and give life to some updated, beautiful creations, no?

  34. Nigel S. says:

    And of course the ladies above came of age before the time of modern fashion/music a la Grace. But again, they can serve as great reference for a fabulous update!

  35. Storm Z. says:

    Love this!!

  36. Morgane says:

    She’s one of my fashion icons. I love her.

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