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The First Monday in May

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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 Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired 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 pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.


Directed by Andrew Rossi


Anna Wintour
Wong Kar Wai
Karl Lagerfeld
Jean Paul Gaultier
John Galliano


“It lets us peek into the industry’s most exclusive party, to see what its revelers look like when their guard is down.” - Véronique Hyland, New York Magazine

“A BRILLIANT DOCUMENTARY. As sumptuous as its subject.” – Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast

“It should fit discerning audiences like a finely tailored glove. Convincingly affirms fashion’s legitimacy as an art form akin to that of other expressive mediums.” – Nick Schager, Variety

“The fashion world’s equivalent of the Super Bowl.” – John Powers, Vogue

“A moving tribute.” – Bennett Marcus, New York Magazine

“A ticket into the fashion event of the year.” – Wendy Ide, Screen

"Catnip to fashionistas. Emotionally rich, entertainingly dishy.” - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“DIVINE. What stylish fun. A dishy all-access doc.” – Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly

“Catnip for those interested in vintage fashion.” – Abbey Bender, Village Voice

“Anna Wintour makes for a compelling protagonist.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"It's a smart, illuminating look behind the curtain at one of New York's greatest institutions and the fascinating mechanics that make it tick.”
- Adam Rathe, DUJOUR

Date for DVD release subject to change.