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The origin of the term's meaning is complex, and remains unclear. The movement probably started in the late 1970s when famous labels including Pink House, Milk, and Pretty (later known as Angelic Pretty) began to sell clothing.
"Elegant Gothic Lolita" (EGL) and its masculine equivalent, "Elegant Gothic Aristocrat" (EGA), are sub-styles of Gothic Lolita and of aristocrat fashion, championed by the visual kei rock musician Mana with his fashion label Moi-même-Moitié, and influenced by steampunk fashion.
The magazine Gothic & Lolita Bible was founded in 2001.
- Jimenez, Dabrali (26 September 2008). "A New Generation of Lolitas Makes a Fashion Statement". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
- Hardy Bernal, Kathryn Adele. "The Lolita Complex: a Japanese fashion subculture and its paradoxes". Retrieved 26 April 2012.
- Ishikawa, Katsuhiko, Gothic & Lolita, Phaidon, 2007, p 1
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- Anonymous (2002). "Artist Brands: Part 1, Mana x Moi-mene-Moitie". Gothic & Lolita Bible. Nuuberguu. 4: 23.
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