The First Monday in May (2016)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 31m
“The Super Bowl of social fashion events”

On The First Monday of May each year, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art throws open its big heavy, historical doors to host The Party of the Year™ aka The Met Gala (or, #MetGala). Each year, the Gala is themed, and yes, it’s a huge party and Rihanna always looks amazing, but it’s also the opening of a correlating fashion exhibition that non-celebs can go to afterwards, and do in droves!). This fascinating doco follows the behind the scenes lead up to 2015’s Met Gala, themed China: Through the Looking Glass. Even if your idea of Sunday Best is trackies and a ‘good’ flannie, this isn’t just about style – it’s about politics, history, and getting what you want.

“Gorgeous, gossipy, yet penetrating documentary about the marriage of culture and commerce.” — Chicago Reader


Andrew Rossi




United States