The First Monday in May
An unprecedented look behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, The First Monday in May follows the creation of “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of the Met, and the 2015 Met Gala, the star-studded fundraiser that celebrates the opening of the exhibition. Acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Rossi follows Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and editor- in-chief of Vogue magazine and longtime chair of the Met Gala, and Andrew Bolton, the iconoclastic curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, for eight months as they prepare for an evening they hope will take the worlds of art and fashion by storm.
The First Monday in May also reignites the debate over whether fashion can be viewed as art. Rossi speaks with renowned creators including filmmakers Wong Kar-Wai, Artistic Director of the exhibition, and Baz Luhrmann, as well preeminent fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Guo Pei and John Galliano.
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures and streaming on Netflix.
"Rossi pulls out all the stops to offer what amounts to ultimate VIP access **** [Four Stars]" - The Guardian
"It lets us peek into the industry's most exclusive party, to see what its revelers look like when their guard is down" - Veronique Hyland, New York Magazine
"Catnip to fashionistas. Emotionally rich, entertainingly dishy.” - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter