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The 1970s: Rooney Mara

Four actresses inhabit Four decades of fashion.


Since zooming to stardom in last year’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara has gone from virtual unknown to that rare combination of serious actress and fashion-world darling. Recently named a face of Calvin Klein, Mara is no ingenue. Instead, she evokes the intensity of the seventies, when the world of filmmaking was dominated by passionate auteurs. As with those directors—and her brilliant mentor, David Fincher—Mara is both complicated and uncompromising.

Who from the seventies do you find interesting? Stylewise, the person I’m most drawn to is Ali MacGraw. There was something about her that was very regal but very natural at the same time. We kind of modeled my character in The Social Network after her: I had a crocheted beret that was inspired by the one she wore in Love Story.

What was the worst fashion trend of that decade? I find the way men dressed then to be kind of repulsive—especially disco style. I like almost all of the women’s fashion—and I think men in little shorts and high socks are really cute—but I don’t like anything shiny, and much of the seventies was shiny.

What’s your favorite movie of that era? Paper Moon. I saw it only last year. David [Fincher] made me watch it, and I think I’ve seen it five times since then. My favorite scene is when Ryan O’Neal is talking about how he’s going to leave Addie [Tatum O’Neal, who plays his daughter in the movie]. They’re mad at each other, but Addie comes up with something clever, and they get back together. I love that ending—it’s not too happy-happy.

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.