“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
“OK, can he not be on his cell phone the entire time then?”
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
“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.