‘The First Monday in May’

first-monday-in-may-lgThe Metropolitan Museum’s fundraising gala for the Costume Institute takes place on the first Monday in May – and director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) obtained a much desired fly-on-the-wall spot to film behind the scenes.

It’s curator Andrew Bolton’s gig, but it’s very much Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s party. The theme for 2015 – China: Through The Looking Glass – takes over more than the usual basement galleries dedicated to fashion. But then raising $12 million for the institute tends to speak volumes!

As a documentary it tries to cover too much (and therefore covers little) but The First Monday in May remains an enthralling peak into the preparations for a gig where the tickets are $25,000 each…

Rating: 67%

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