40 Years of Goth Fashion

An interesting spin on the 100 Years of Beauty series–one that focuses on a  specific sub genre of style. In this case, we’re looking at Goth, the look that came out of the punk scene during the 1970s.

Since these sorts of subgenres of fashion have really only been a staple of US society since the post 1960s era, most videos of this type aren’t going to go back more than 50 years. And they break down less neatly into ten-year increments. In this case we start with the 1970s (1976 to be specific, for an even 40 years), followed by several stops in the 1980s, then several stops in the 90s, etc.

Some of these I remember from my time hanging out on Goth Club dance floors–specifically the looks of the mid to late 90s and the early aughts. (Though I personally termed the Lolita girls “Alice in Wonderland” girls.) Some–especially the ones from this decade, are completely left field. Especially the ones who wear color. What, goth wearing black got too mainstream for you?

For more of historical goth styles, check out their Instagram.


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