On May 19, 1978, Jamaican-American supermodel and singer Grace Jones turned 30. On June 7, she released her second studio album, Fame. Five days later, she celebrated with a combination birthday/album release extravaganza at LaFarfelle Disco in New York. She was joined by Divine, a frequent John Waters collaborator and People magazine’s “Drag Queen of the Century.”
Numerous other celebrities and artists were in attendance, including Andy Warhol and Elton John, Julie Budd, Jerry Hall, Nona Hendryx and 16-year-old Jimmy Baio, cousin of Scott Baio.
American photographer Ron Galella took these amazing photos of Grace Jones celebrating her birthday with friends at LeFarfelle Disco in New York City on June 12, 1978.