First Monday In May

First Monday In May

First Monday In May

Rihanna in Quo Pe 2015

Just in the knick of time I snuck in a viewing of First Monday In May. From the first shot of the outside of the Metropolitan Museum I got flutters in my stomach. Two of my favorite pleasures in the world together in one documentary – fashion and museums!!

Last year, filmmaker Andrew Rossi, who directed Page One: Inside the New York Times, followed Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour as they planned 2015’s exhibition and gala “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Over a course of almost a year they clearly demonstrated the hard, and sometimes tedious, work that goes into creating such a lavish production. Starting eight months out the weeks turn into days and then into hours; as the pressure mounts they work against the clock to ensure every art display is beautifully lit and every hem line is perfectly coiffed.

While there isn’t a red carpet I don’t love (with the Met being my favorite), and I adored looking at all the gowns of the stars as they made there entrance, I would have preferred a little more discourse on the question, ” is fashion art?”. Such a provocative and much debated topic deserves more attention and stronger light shown upon it.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary and recommend trying to see it before the first monday in this May’s new Met exhibit — Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Streaming live at vogue.com this Monday at 7:00 pm (EST).

Some of my favorite gowns from The Met Galas over the years.

Cher In Bob Mackie 1974

Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss 1995

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture 2010Madonna In Stella McCartney 2011

Daphne Guinness In Alexander McQueen 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow In Prada 2012Lauren Santo Domingo In Oscar Del La Renta 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker In Giles Deacon 2013

Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa 2014

Cher In Bob Mackie 1974 // Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss 1995 // Madonna In Stella McCartney 2011 // Daphne Guinness In Alexander McQueen 2011 // Lauren Santo Domingo In Oscar Del La Renta 2013 // Sarah Jessica Parker In Giles Deacon 2013 // Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa 2014 // Gwyneth Paltrow In Prada 2012 // Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture 2010

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