Never mind that the commercial success of the 1983 album Let’s Dance ultimately contributed to a creative low for David Bowie that would last for some years. The resulting alienation Bowie felt with the new audience would eventually subside and a few years later he’d even star in the movie Labyrinth (1986). Not so bad, then. All of this is to say the album perhaps has been unfairly maligned, but as a standalone title “Let’s Dance” has legs. The August 2017 issue of Vogue goes a considerable distance toward proving the point in a story by photographer Josh Olins and stylist Tabitha Simmons starring Grace Hartzel and Grace Elizabeth. Titled, wait for it, “Let’s Dance,” the eight-page story celebrates this season’s heels. Case in point, Grace Hartzel (pictured) turns cobble stones into a ballroom floor wearing a bejeweled black peep-toe heel by Giorgio Armani. Elsewhere in the story Grace Elizabeth puts a swing into things wearing a heel by Jimmy Choo. Cue the music, hit the lights: Let’s dance / For fear your grace should fall / Let’s dance / For fear tonight is all…

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue August 2017; Title, “Let’s Dance”; Photography, Josh Olins; Styling, Tabitha Simmons; Hair, Didier Malige; Makeup, Maki Ryoke.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue August 2017 (Photography: Josh Olins)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue August 2017 (Photography: Josh Olins)