The rebellion of the Stilyaga was one of the most mediocre rebellions in Soviet Russia. They were either the children of the Soviet elite or were war orphans, and were able to afford to rebel through the way they dressed. The Stilyagi rebelled through their style of clothes and music because it was not a challenging rebellion. They were too scared to face the penalties that went hand in hand with critiquing the Stalinist order.
The Stiylaga were obsessed with America. Their style of dress, the slick backed hair, and nicknaming cities, such as Moscow, after famous American markers (such as Broadway) emphasized how infatuated they were with the American culture. If it was from the west, the Stilyaga wanted to wear it, dance to it, or personify it. They furthered their rebellion by speaking in slang that was not familiar to the Soviets, and they listened and danced to American jazz music, which was incredibly popular all around the world in the 1940’s.
Although the Stilyaga received a lot of criticisms from different newspapers and journals, they were considered trailblazers in unpolitical rebellions. They were admired and considered role models by all future rebels who were called to show their disagreement of the Stalinist order.
To catch a glimpse of what Stilyaga are like, I recommend this video: https://youtu.be/BXEzpdEFsPc.