40 Years of Punk/Goth

Created by Liisa Ladouceur, Canadian author of The Encyclopedia Gothica, this AMAZING video uses the popular ‘fashion through time’ videos that have been popping up over the last couple of years (but are usually filled with inaccuracies.) This video tracks the Punk and Goth scene, as the various trends emerged, with alarming accuracy!

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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2 Responses to 40 Years of Punk/Goth

    • Jonathan says:

      I am not a Goth expert by any means, and only observed the various Goth phases from the sidelines… For Liisa’s video there have been some flak from Goths, mostly re: Death Rock (she should have a Mohawk, not a Madonna pony tail), and the inclusion of some marginal Goth styles like Pin-Up and Steampunk, as well as the exclusion of others, like Fetish Goth. However, its a 4 minute video, and I think she did an overall amazing job. Also, not every look is pure at the time – there are variations within each movement according to the wearer’s tastes. Otherwise, that would make Goth more dictatorial than what fashion used to be! I have ordered Liisa’s Encyclopedia Gothica – I suspect she is bang on the history.

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