Move over Zoolander 2—there’s a new fashion film that everyone is going to be obsessed with.The trailer for The First Monday in May, a documentary about the 2015 Met Gala, has been released, and it looks amazing. If you have been eagerly waiting for the follow-up to the September Issue, you are in for one big fashion treat.
Vogue reported that filmmaker Andrew Rossi had the privilege of going behind the scenes at what is one of the biggest nights in fashion outside of Fashion Month. The documentary follows Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton, and Vogue Director of Special Projects Sylvana Ward Durrett as they prepare for the China: Through the Looking Glass Met Gala. The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 13. Take a look at the preview:
The two-and-a-half minute trailer shows you exactly what goes into creating a massive fashion exhibition. Even if you went to last year’s exhibition, no one gets to go behind the curtain besides the curators. Plus, it also gives you insight into what planning an A-list gala is like. Spoiler alert: the seating chart is a major challenge.
The First Monday in May also discusses the heavily debated topic of whether fashion is considered art. It’s something that many college essays have been written on and now we get to hear thoughts on it from the likes of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. The film also touches on how people dealt with the theme which, as Andrew Bolton pointed out, could have had people saying the clothes were racist.
The First Monday in May is gives you an insider’s look at the Met Gala, without having to score an invite and then pay the eye-watering ticket price. Here’s hoping that Grace Coddington is featured enough in the documentary to give us some more quotable lines. If not, I’m sure the others will rise to the occasion. One thing that is guaranteed is the documentary will have us looking forward to the 2016 Met Gala that much more.
The First Monday in May will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 13. Check out Vogue to see more!