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American Masters | Clip | Why Didn't Mae West Keep Up with the Latest Fashions?

Mae West didn’t keep up with the latest fashions. Her persona, with the exaggerated hourglass figure and luxurious clothing, was inspired from trends in the 1890’s. It’s perhaps because of this outdated style that she was allowed to get away with saying so many sexually suggestive things.

0:03:13 | AIRED: 6/16/2020 |
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