, the somber subculture is informed by centuries of European influence and a meshing of all things macabre.
These ten women have bowed to goth’s macabre beginnings while pushing the culture’s limitations beyond black eyeliner and spikes.
Building her own austere mythology with a penchant for knives and blood vial jewelry in the early ’90s, Jolie’s early days of stardom are a far cry from the auteur philanthropist she has become.
Jolie’s goth influences were no secret both on and off the red carpet, from her penchant for head-to-toe leather to her Elvira-esque Jehnny Beth and her fashionable cohorts in the minimalist post-punk band, Savages, have made uniform dressing and monochrome outfits (black, obviously) more covetable than ever.
Morticia, a badass feminist matriarch known for her center-parted obsidian locks and classy floor-length gowns, served as the perfect fashion mentor for her dreary daughter, Wednesday, who was blessed with porcelain skin and a depot of shirtdresses.
The creepy relatives redefined families and fashion with their spooky passions.
Beth, the electrifying singer of the quartet, is known for her slick charcoal-hued pixie cut, black-on-black-on-black-bra stage ensembles, and gender-bending outfits.
Morticia and Wednesday Addams, though, reign as the queens of goth’s fashion and sensibility.
And he was beyond-successful with the machination of Abby Sciuto, a forensic scientist who fancies lace parasols, leather chokers, and Bettie bangs.
The drab darling of indie film has always embraced the frills and fads of goth, bringing dramatic Victorian frocks to the red carpet without qualms or apologies.
Bonham Carter’s off-duty style remains true to goth’s commitment to individuality—chunky black boots, floral lace tights, and vintage accessories are mainstays in the Brit’s wardrobe arsenal. After its release, life was never the same for Ryder or goth girls everywhere.
Deadpan demeanors, long parted bangs, and slashes of black eyeliner were not only acceptable in the mainstream—they were encouraged.Ryder would continue to change the face of cinema and the modern goth with films like creator Don Bellisario’s goal was to juxtapose goth’s morose fashion inclinations with a chipper personality and prosperous professional life.