W Mag had this fun little idea of doing up four leading ladies, each in the styles of a different decade, and they all look pretty great.
The 2000s: Keira Knightley
Chanel braided tweed jacket.
The 1990s: Scarlett Johansson
Dolce&Gabbana silk lace dress and silk and lace bodysuit.
The 1980s: Mia Wasikowska
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière wool jacquard bustier.
The 1970s: Rooney Mara
Prada silk and wool coat and dress, and embellished cotton poplin shirt. Albertus Swanepoel hat.
It always cracks us up how fashion people, who really should know better than anyone, fail the accuracy test when it comes to period styling. No one in the ’80s we lived through had Mia’s hairstyle, and no one in the ’70s we vaguely remember wore bejeweled collars or the kinds of bright, geometric, digital prints that Rooney’s wearing, nor do we recall that sort of lacquered bob with the blunt bangs. Great pictures and transformations (we could have sworn Mia was January Jones), but as period pieces? Naah.
[Credit: Photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Edward Enninful.]