Fall '09 Trend Alert: Goth  

Sooo, I kinda dogged some of the attendees of the 2009 Costume Institute Gala for their goth inspired looks - "Then we had what looked like a casting call for a Bram Stoker film..." Okay, so apparently, I'm behind on the new trend for fall - goth. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. From the popularity of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight book series, to HBO's True Blood series (both of which I am big fans of), people are obviously enthralled with vampire culture, so why wouldn't it inspire designers?

Yves Saint Laurent and Tao

Rodarte and John Galliano


Quite naturally, black and dark plum lip color was seen on many runway shows, but before you are quick to dismiss it as theatrics only, check out Liya Kebede in her dark lip color. She is truly inspiring me to try this look...she looks gorgeous in it! If this is hitting a chord with you too, my suggestion is to take Liya's lead and wear it with colorful clothing rather than dark goth-inspired pieces...unless goth reflects your personal style, its Halloween, OR you're on your way to a rave.

You know what? After being enlightened to this trend and going back to my previous comment, I've decided to stick by it because I still don't like their interpretations of goth...at all.

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