The First Monday in May
Directed by Andrew ROSSI (Page One: Inside the New York Times, Ivory Tower)
TRIBECA 2016 – Opening Film
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 Met curator Andrew Bolton.
With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of haute couture and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events hosted 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 icons from Justin Bieber to Rihanna, the movie dives deep into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as fine art and how misunderstanding and appropriation exists across cultures.
2016 /// USA /// English /// Documentary /// 91′
WITH Anna WINTOUR, Andrew BOLTON, Wong KAR-WAI, Jean-Paul GAULTIER, Karl LAGERFELD, John GALLIANO, Ricardo TISCI, Baz LUHRMANN, André Leon TALLEY
PRODUCERS Fabiola BERACASA- Planted Projects