Check out this very extensive treatment of the history, and longevity, of Goth style, from the New York Times Thursday Styles section (Nov. 18, '08).
Be sure to check out the slide shows.
Siouxsie Sioux and Diamanda Galas, of course, get their props. But why no mention of Gothic Bellydancers?
A word to those who seek to express their inner gothdom:
“Gothic style should be as opulent, decadent and individual as possible,” Danielle Willis wrote. “If you’re not up to making the effort necessary to carry off this most high maintenance of affectations, try wearing plaid shirts and listening to Nirvana instead.”
(Photo: Daniel Levitt)