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The 1980s: Mia Wasikowska

Four actresses inhabit Four decades of fashion.


When Tim Burton cast Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland, he capitalized on her unique combination of vulnerability and inner fortitude. ­Wasikowska has the depth and range of a classic heroine: Her characters always see their way out of dark situations, and like many women who came of age in the eighties, Wasikowska has great reserves of strength at the ready. She is loud in a quiet way.

What is your favorite film from the eighties? I love The Shining—especially the little kid, when he’s on his tricycle riding through the mansion. After I saw the movie, I Googled him to check on how he turned out in life. He’s thriving—I was relieved that he’s normal. And Crocodile Dundee is nostalgic for me. I’m from Australia, and I remember watching it when I was young. It was a world I knew.

What personality is most evocative of the decade to you? Madonna. She’s the icon. She’s wholly her own person.

What’s your least favorite trend from that era? I don’t like scrunchies—those hair bands. And in general, I don’t do big eighties hair—but my Alice in Alice in Wonderland had lots of big hair. I was kind of an eighties Alice.

Photos: Time is on Their Side

Chanel braided tweed jacket. Fabergé 18k white gold, ruby, and diamond earrings; Chanel Fine Jewelry 18k white gold, pearl, and diamond ring.

Beauty note: Knightley’s enviably supple skin can be had with Chanel Hydra Beauty Sérum.

Photographer: Steven Klein Stylist: Edward Enninful

Dolce & Gabbana silk lace dress and silk and lace bodysuit. Repossi 18k black gold earring; International Silver nose clip; David Yurman sterling silver and diamond band rings, VBH 18k oxidized white gold and diamond ring, David Yurman sterling silver and diamond ring, Bottega Veneta 18k black gold and diamond ring, VBH 18k white gold and diamond ring, De Beers 18k black gold and diamond ring, VBH 18k oxidized white gold and diamond ring (on right hand, from top); De Beers 18k black gold and diamond rings, David Yurman sterling silver and diamond ring, VBH 18k oxidized white gold and diamond ring, David Yurman sterling silver, hematite, topaz, and pavé diamond ring, VBH 18k oxidized white gold and diamond ring, David Yurman sterling silver and diamond ring, David Yurman 18k white gold and pavé diamond ring (on left hand, from top).

Beauty note: Keep a hairstyle from falling flat with Tigi Hair Reborn Flexible Finishing Hairspray.

Photographer: Steven Klein Stylist: Edward Enninful

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière wool jacquard bustier. Solange Azagury-Partridge 18k blackened white gold, sapphire, and diamond earrings.

Beauty note: An intense color process can leave hair begging for TLC. Wella Professional Brilliance Treatment delivers serious aid.

Photographer: Steven Klein Stylist: Edward Enninful

Prada silk and wool coat and dress, and embellished cotton poplin shirt. Albertus Swanepoel hat.

Beauty note: Chantecaille HD Perfecting Powder illuminates skin in a soft, natural way.

Hair by Luigi Murenu for Kérastase Paris; makeup by Val Garland at Streeters; manicures by Bernadette Thompson. Set design by Jack Flanagan. Production by North6. Photography assistants: Dominick Sheldon, Nico Kern, Jim Alexandrou, Ashley Renolds, Justin Farkas, Pavel Woznicki. Fashion assistants: Felicia Garcia-Rivera, Dena Giannini.

Photographer: Steven Klein Stylist: Edward Enninful
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Hair by Luigi Murenu for Kérastase Paris; makeup by Val Garland at Streeters; manicures by Bernadette Thompson. Set design by Jack Flanagan. Production by North6. Photography assistants: Dominick Sheldon, Nico Kern, Jim Alexandrou, Ashley Renolds, Justin Farkas, Pavel Woznicki. Fashion assistants: Felicia Garcia-Rivera, Dena Giannini.