Halloween—the day exemplifying Gothic sensibility—is the time to take a look at the fashion phenomenon called Goth.
The Goth scene grew out of the post-punk period in the late 70s and early 80s and was partly a rebellious reaction to the colorful disco scene of the period.
Goth, like Punk, is an alternative subculture that is both a style of music and a fashion. The initial goth look was black clothes, the same color to which their crimped and backcombed hair was dyed, and silver jewelry. Their unsex makeup emphasized white faces and lots of black eyeliner. [...]