Happy Birthday to the icon Grace Jones who turns 68! Grace moved back to New York at 18 and signed on as a model with Wilhelmina Modelling agency. She moved to Paris in 1970. The Parisian fashion scene was receptive to Jones' unusual,bold, dark-skinned appearance. Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana and Kenzo Takada all hired her for runway modelling, and she appeared on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer. Jones also modelled for Azzedine Alaia, and was frequently photographed promoting their line. While modelling in Paris, she shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange. You can now find Grace as a singer song writer on tour preforming. It seems like nothing can stop this icon from just being herself and having a fabulous life. Happy Birthday Grace, from all of us here at Artists Within.