Every spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosts the Met Gala to raise funds for The Costume Institute. Oscar winners, super models, pop stars, fashion icons and politicians all show up for the event.
Each year, a new fashion exhibition is unveiled on the first Monday in May. It not only has to be beautiful, it has to be visionary and a work of art. The 2015 exhibition was "China: Through the Looking Glass," which celebrated the impact of Chinese design on Western fashion, featuring clothing from world famous designers.
The First Monday In May is an inside look at the creation of this revolutionary art exhibition, and the social politics that go behind the scenes of making it the most important social fashion event of the year.
With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrities at one of the biggest global fashion events – so big that it is actually 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.
Although released a few days ago in the US and Canada, UK cinema goers will have to wait until September 2nd for The First Monday In May to be released over here, but you can watch a trailer for it below, and for more information head to the official website here.