This week’s editorial is something of a flashback (if we can even call two years ago a flashback). “My Jamaican Guy” comes from Numero Homme Issue 20 (September 2010) with not-so-Jamaican male model David Agbodji. The epic shoot is an homage to iconic model/singer/actress/triple-threat, her highness, Grace Jones. The spread, shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath, features stark, black and white photos of Agbodji, styled to tribute the androgynous woman.
The cover photo, for example, is of Agbodji in a leopard blazer with no undershirt – the topless blazer being one of Grace’s signature looks. Additional pictures feature some of the best leather and latex the industry could offer, a certain geometric haircut, a cigarette (reminiscent of the Nightclubbing album cover) and plenty of hooded jackets – styles that epitomize Grace Jones’ legacy completely.
The combination of Agbodji’s strong features and Vriens-McGrath’s artistic style allowed for the model to embody Grace’s look impeccably. Stylist Timothy Reukauf did nothing short of complimenting the entire concept, dressing Agbodji in pieces by Calvin Klein and Dolce and Gabbana. Plus, what could be better than a male dressed as a female who had a penchant for dressing like a male? That’s fashion inception – nothing tops that.