Singer and former model Grace Jones believes size zero in the fashion world is not “sexy at all”, and that it is similar to “walking dead”.

Jones told The Guardian: “I’m glad I’m not doing it now (modelling). I’d probably be dead. Everybody’s so skinny. Size zero is like the walking dead. Not sexy at all.

“When I modelled, I would normally be a model size six, eight, though my shoulders are wide, it’s hard to make them fit into things.”

On her own fashion choices, she said: “Now I can’t get into model sizes, because they’re really small. When it comes to fashion, I’m loyal. I love Issey Miyake, Alaïa, Kenzo, Philip Treacy.

“I’m going to open a foundation in my mom’s name, teaching sewing and creating fashion.”

Jones is currently finishing off her eleventh studio album and has a documentary coming out about her called Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. It is directed by Sophie Fiennes.