Saturday, June 19, 2021

Cinema Wedding Gowns: I'm No Angel (1933)

Well, it's been a long time since I posted one of these! The last one was in early 2018!! 

For today's Cinema Wedding Gown I picked one that had a smaller amount of screenshots to choose from lol. It's Mae West in I'm No Angel (1933). This was my first Mae West movie. I watched it for Cary Grant. I may or may not have gone around the house the rest of the day saying "Mm, mm..." 

The costumes for this film were designed by Travis Banton. In this scene Mae West is trying on her wedding gown before her upcoming wedding with Cary Grant. Unfortunately he hears that there was a man in her bedroom (a louse from her past) and calls off the wedding without asking her for an explanation - as one does in the movies. The truth comes out in the courtroom, however, and all is rosy again. 

Gathering at the bust and exquisite beading/sequin work down the front and sleeves. Notice the sequins sprinkled all over the trailing tulle veil. 

A look at the leaf applique pattern at the neckline that is repeated in the tiara. Also notice the puffed sleeve. You can also make out the strapless lining. 

There are some fabulous publicity photos that really show the detail here, here, and here


  1. Wow! That looks a little hard to move in, but also so fabulous.

  2. I've missed this series. I'm so glad you are bringing it back!