THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

By Andrew ROSSI

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Documentary - Completed 2016

Follow the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition.
With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, and dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.

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Tribeca FF 2016
Opening Night Film
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew ROSSI
    • Producer(s)
    • Fabiola BERACASA BECKMAN (PLANTED PROJECTS), Sylvana WARD DURRETT (CONDE NAST ENTERTAINMENT), Dawn OSTROFF (CONDE NAST ENTERTAINMENT)
    • Synopsis
    • THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass" an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Met curator Andrew Bolton.
      With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of haute couture and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events hosted every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour.
      Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary icons from Justin Bieber to Rihanna, the movie dives deep into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as fine art and how misunderstanding and appropriation exists across cultures.
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