I had been waiting for The First Monday in May to be available on iTunes and yesterday it finally happened.
The documentary directed by Andrew Rossi, the same director behind the film
Page One: Inside The New York Times, chronicles the arduous work that went into the preparation of 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibit China: Though the Looking Glass. Every year The Met hosts a Fashion exhibition under The Costume Institute department which opens with one of the most exclusionary fashion events; The Met Gala. In this inspiring and often funny documentary we can see how Andrew Bolton, current head Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, works hard and under stressful situations to make sure that every single detail is flawless. Along with Andrew and a massive team from the Museum, we can also see Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief and chair of the event doing what she does best, supervising every single detail of the Met Gala preparation and making sure that is at Vogue standards.
I absolutely enjoyed the film and found it very insightful into a sometimes otherworldly world of celebrities and high fashion. The First Monday in May is now available on demand, iTunes and Amazon video.