The HBO movie Cinema Verite documents the making of “An American Family,” a 12-part PBS program that debuted in 1973. Some consider “An American Family” the precursor to the reality television we know and love today, although in the New York Times film historian Jeffrey Ruoff calls the show one of “the best nonfiction film portrayals we have of the era.” The series chronicled the lives of Pat and Bill Loud and their five teenagers. Diane Lane rocks as Pat Loud, and looks quite fetching in a series of wide-legged pants, turtleneck sweaters, headscarves, and enormous sunglasses.
Which brings me to Brook Christopher, a bartender here in SF. She told me, “Most of my clothes are from the 70s.” And clearly, she’s got what it takes to pull it off:
Big sunglasses are the best. Glasses: vintage by Playboy. Earrings: some ghetto shop on Fillmore.
Regarding her style, Brook says, “mostly I think if it’s a bra day or a no bra day.” Which seems like the perfect attitude for a hip 70s chick.