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Heaven Knows They're Miserable Still

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Would it surprise you to learn that Cintra Wilson, best Critical Shopper of all time, used to be goth? And that she does a really good job of linking haute-gloomy designers like Rick Owens with emo kids on Facebook? Her piece on the enduring cultural relevance of webbing and black lace is full of lines like this: "The goth subculture, however, for those who live it, is more than the sum of its chicken bones, vampire clichés and existential pants." Pants that speak to alienation of human existence: So hot right now. [NYT]