The First Monday in May

The First Monday in May

The First Monday in May

Documentarian Andrew Rossi chronicles the creation of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, 'China: Through The Looking Glass'.

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.

2016Rating: M, Offensive language91 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Andrew Rossi ('Page One: Inside the New York Times', 'Ivory Tower', 'Eat This New York')
Cast:
Andrew BoltonJohn GallianoKarl LagerfeldBaz LuhrmannRihannaAnna WintourKar-Wai Wong

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The First Monday in May / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

On the first Monday in May, New York’s Metropolitan Art Museum’s fundraiser brings together designer-dressed artists, actors, popstars and politicians for what Vogue's larger-than-life Editor-at-Large Andre Talley describes as “the Superbowl of annual social fashion events”.

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Variety

Variety

First Monday in May is most compelling when simply taking up residence alongside Bolton, Wintour and Wong as they oversee the myriad aspects of their production.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Isn’t a deep examination of its subjects, but at least it’s breathtaking to look at.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

In the end, it all comes down to a collaboration between art, commerce and celebrity.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The lack of conflict or real insight could mean that the film's theatrical prospects might be limited to fashion fans, however its appeal within that section of the audience will be considerable.

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Newshub

Newshub

At a tidy 90 minutes, this film never outstays its welcome.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Debates about how best to represent both fashion and China - with the likes of Baz Luhrmann and Wong Kar-wai weighing in - are provocative and useful. But Rihanna walking the red carpet in an Asian-inspired ensemble is fine art in motion.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Should prove catnip to fashionistas.

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