Watch The First Monday In May
- 1 hr 30 min
The focus is on fashion in The First Monday in May, a documentary that explores how the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City created "China: Through the Looking Glass", the fashion exhibition that garnered not only the most press attention but also the highest attendance in the Museum's long history. Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions. The highlight of the documentary is the annual Met Gala, chaired by Vogue Magazine editor Anna Wintour, who has led this blend of celebrity and high fashion into becoming a global fashion event of unequaled spectacle. The First Monday In May aims to answer the question of whether or not fashion should be viewed as art. Numerous artists of fame and renown weigh in with their opinion, including fashion designers John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier and filmmaker Wong Kar Kai. Adding to the glamour and glitter of this fascinating annual fashion event are a host of pop icons such as Rihanna.