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The 70s were a pretty fantastic time for American film, but the style legacy has been a little more mixed.

This shot from the Black Sunday premiere circa 1977 should remind you why. (Cheers to WWD for digging it up.) Between the suede bomber, gloriously billowing pant legs, and omnipresent Italian boots, the disco era is certainly in full swing. That’s Sydney Pollack in the middle, with his shirt unbuttoned to the sternum, according to the custom of the time.

Say what you will, but they definitely knew how to pull off a blazer.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom