Met Gala Documentary, ‘The First Monday in May,’ Goes Inside the Super Bowl of Fashion

by Rachel McRady 9:00 AM PST, February 22, 2016
Playing Met Gala Documentary, ‘The First Monday in May,’ Goes Inside the Super Bowl of Fashion

"The Met Ball is the Super Bowl of social fashion events," Andre Leon Talley declares in the first trailer for the upcoming Met Gala documentary, The First Monday in May.

The noteworthy, former Vogue contributor isn't exaggerating. The annual star-studded soiree saw its best attendance in 2015 with the theme, China: Through the Looking Glass. Documenting fashion's biggest night is director Andrew Rossi.

The documentary, which will premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit and the gala that goes along with its debut.

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This new glimpse into the world of Anna Wintour comes almost seven years after The September Issue documentary was released, detailing the production of the September issue of Vogue. Both films heavily feature the magazine's editor in chief and Conde Nast Artistic Director.

"You need the mixture of art and commerce," the British editor says of the Met Gala in the trailer.

The film also shows the intricate balance required as designers work in tandem with the museum to bring the display together while other assistants are coordinating the A-list guests.

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"I thought he wasn't coming," Wintour says in the clip, pointing to a blurred out name.

"I know, but then he decided he wanted to come," her assistant says.

"OK, can he not be on his cell phone the entire time then?" Wintour asks.

And it isn't just the guest list that needs editing. In one scene, a coordinator is on the phone, talking about one of the evening's performers.

"Rihanna -- we can't lose her, right? We just didn't realize how expensive," the girl says.

Watch the first trailer for the insider view of the annual show! The First Monday in May will open TFF on Wednesday, April 13.