The MET Gala is the one event of the year that entrances eyes worldwide with their extensive guest list and statement glamour, and new film The First Monday in May gives a glimpse into the 2015 edition of the event.
The film, directed by Andrew Rossi, details a year’s worth of preparations for the Chinese-influenced fashion exhibit ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ and the gala that complemented it. Forty designers and 150 garments were displayed, and the film explores how chief curator at the Costume Institution, Andrew Bolton, conceptualises and designs the MET Gala in collaboration with Vogue editor-and-chief, Anna Wintour, with the film also featuring excerpts of Wintour’s daily life.
In what is seen as a collision of high fashion and celebrities at the annual event, the film, additionally, discusses the debate of whether fashion should be viewed as art or as a separate medium under the same branch. As of 2016, the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit is the most successful and fifth most visited at the costume institute in its history.
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