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How to Have a Goth Girl Summer: A Mood Board

Inez and Vinoodh

What do goths do during the sunniest season of the year? It’s a question for the ages, and one that’s been particularly pressing ever since Meghan Thee Stallion declared this to be hot girl summer. But don’t be discouraged: Since the year kicked off with Miuccia Prada declaring goth girls to be the new “It” girls, the morbidly inclined—and/or those simply looking to explore their dark side—are in luck. As W‘s archives showcase, the options are myriad, from fishnet shirts to bodysuits made out of breathable lace. Plus, if you’re especially heat intolerant, you could always pull a Kristen McMenamy and just go topless—or a Guinevere van Seenus and go entirely nude save for a black pair of pumps. Revisit those looks and more moody inspiration, here.

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Mert and Marcus

Photograph by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2016.

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Lexi Boling photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, September 2016.

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Photograph by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, September 2017.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Eva Green photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, August 2016.

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Steven Klein

Naomi Campbell photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, December 2016.

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Mert and Marcus

Photograph by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, September 2017.

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Guinevere van Seenus photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2004.

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Vinoodh Matadin

Photograph by Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, September 2016.

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Natalia Vodianova photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2006.

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Kate Moss photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2012.

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Steven Klein

Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, November 2014.

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Emma Summerton

Zoe Kravitz photographed by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, September 2017.

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Vinoodh Matadin

Photograph by Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, September 2016.

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Tim Walker

Kristen McMenamy photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2013.

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Lara Stone photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, September 2008.

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Tim Walker

Lauren Ekua Rudy Intarmah photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2010.

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Charlize Theron photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, May 2015.

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Guinevere van Seenus photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2004.

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Lara Stone photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, September 2008.

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Lily Aldridge photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, March 2016.

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Steven Klein

Madonna photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2009.

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Photograph by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, September 2016.

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Denisa Dvorakova and Coco Rocha photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, April 2007.

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Ben Hassett

Photograph by Ben Hassett for W Magazine, March 2013.

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Sasha Pivovarova photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2006.