When I saw the trailer for this film "The First Monday in May" yesterday I got really excited. I love the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual costume exhibition. Since moving to New York, I think I've gone every year (my favorite show was Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty show). However before the exhibit even opens to the public the big extravaganza is the Met Ball, where you have an opportunity to see major celebrities walk the red carpet in themed couture gowns and suits. As André Leon Tally says "The Met Ball is the super bowl of fashion events". So when it was announced yesterday that this film about the biggest night in fashion was premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival beginning in April I was ecstatic.
The film, directed by Andrew Rossi, documents the process, planning and what goes on behind the scenes leading up to the major event. It was filmed during the prep for last year's exhibit "China: Trough the Looking Glass", which was a beautiful exhibition. The movie follows Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton and Vogue EIC Anna Wintour who is responsible for organizing the entire gala. The film will be in theaters April 15th, I can't wait. Here is the trailer below.