The Goth subculture began in England during the 1980s as an offshoot of the post-punk genre. Goth has associated tastes in music, aesthetics and fashion. According to Wikipedia, gothic music encompasses a number of different styles including Gothic rock, Darkwave, Deathrock, Ethereal, Neo-Medieval and neoclassical and styles of dress within the culture range from punk to Victorian, most often with dark makeup and hair. This post pays ode to all things Tim Burton through his 1999 adaptation of Sleepy Hollow to Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice and even Batman. Here we create a stylish account of an atmosphere filled with darkness and shadows.
Johnny Depp in the 1990 Burton film, Edward Scissorhands.
Valentino lace-appliqued mesh knee boots, $1295. net-a-porter.com
Rike Feurstein “Annalou” mesh hat, $335. openingceremony.us
Antonio Berardi lace top, $1320. net-a-porter.com
Cellula chandelier from Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri for Anthologie Quartett, Germany (1996), $3080. mossonline.com
Diana von Furstenberg “Harri” jewel-embellished suede box clutch, $375. net-a-porter.com
Goth inspired Fall/Winter 2012 Campaign.
Agent Provocateur “Raphaella” lace and tulle corset, $990. net-a-porter.com
Lulu Frost “Plaza” silk-satin and bronze number necklace, $350. net-a-porter.com
Dolce & Gabbana brass and resin cameo ring, $355. net-a-porter.com
Kiki De Montparnasse lace garter tank top, net-a-porter.com, $395. net-a-porter.com
Backstage at the Gucci Spring 2012 Runway Presentation, Milan.
“Black Honey” curved bowl by Arik Levy for .MGX by Materialise, Belgium (2005), $1850. mossonlin.com
Stella Tennant, from a fall 2011 Italian Vogue shooting, sporting divine Lacrasia Gloves. This is the goth in the flesh.
Auriele Bidermann blackened silver-dipped cotton-lace ring, $460. net-a-porter.com
“Nest” chandelier in jet by Yves Behar for Swarovski, Austria (2004), price upon request. mossonline.com
Valentino “Plisse” cashmere-blend and lace scarf, $1396. net-a-porter.com
Jason Wu preparing backstage for his Fall/Winter runway presentation.
“Fly” chaise by Mark Robson for Zanotta, Italy (2003), $7500. mossonline.com
House of Matching Colors “Palmtree Birthday” dress, $600. openingceremony.us
House of Matching Colors “Balloon” dress, $365. openingceremony.us
Maria Pryor “Manguita Larga” with sleeves, $620. openingceremony.us
Peter Jensen black lace artist smock dress, $280. openingceremony.us
Walter Van Beirendonck for Linda Farrow crystal cut sunglasses, $235. openingceremony.us
Proenza Schoeler calfskin and suede boots, $1033. colette.fr
Eskuche, the “45″ headphones, $130. openingceremony.us
Ann Demeulemeester lace-up leather gloves, $1150. farfetched.com via Feathers, UK.
Opening Ceremony long crochet socks, $280. openingceremony.us
Opening Ceremony crochet wrist bag, $150. openingceremony.us
Jeremy Scott for Linda Farrow Vintage “Cross” sunglasses, $315. openingceremony.us
Jimmy Choo “Flaxman” suede cage sandals, $995. net-a-porter.com
S.T Dupont x Karl Lagerfeld lighter, $330. colette.fr
“Clay” coffee table by Maarten Baas for Maarten Baas, Netherlands (2006), $9750. mossonline.com
Alexander Wang “Kirsten” tote, $945. openingceremony.us
Chrome Hearts black diamond ring, $5063. colette.fr
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony lace-up crochet booties, $610. openingceremony.us
Pamela Love “Triangle” bead necklace, $1220. openingceremony.us
Lanvin brass and Swarovski crystal “Rose” necklace, $1124. colette.fr
See By Chloe “Rodas” laser-cut leather shoulder bag, $395. net-a-porter.com
“Tutu Flarelace” false eyelashes from the Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar, $28. shuuemura-usa.com
Alexis Bittar gold and black “Ballerina” cuff, $345. momastore.org
Smythson “Little Black Book” Wafer notebook, $58. colette.fr
Alexander McQueen leather and velvet sandals, $585. colette.fr
MAC for Dsquared2 makeup concept for it’s Spring 2012 Runway Presentation, Milan.
Colette “Black” Musk Oil, $34. colette.fr
Lace clutch by Bottega Veneta. net-a-porter.com
Norma Kamali “Zora” stretch mesh and lace swim dress, $525. net-a-porter.com
Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toe ankle boots, $766. colette.fr
Bumble and Bumble “BLACK” HAIR POWDER, at Bloomingdales.
Pristine diamond “Cone” earring, $5233. colette.fr
Swarovski Jet Amphora Vitrine, 42oz, $3500. bondno9.com
Tweezerman Luxe Edition Crystal Slant, $100. tweezerman.com
Isabel Marant “Pop Color” beaded brass bracelet, $80. net-a-porter.com
“Naughty” lamp by Jonathan Adler, $395. jonathanadler.com
Jonathan Adler “Quaaludes” jar, $138. jonathanadler.com
Swatch x Jeremy Scott watch, $57. colette.fr
Kiel Mead “Forget Me Knot Ring,” $50. areaware.com
“Smoke” armchair by Maarten Baas for MOOOl, $5316. mattermatters.com
Molami “Twine” Headphones, $340. colette.fr