“The First Monday in May” Met Gala Film and 2016 Exhibit Preview

Rihanna in canary yellow fur lined gown at the 2015 Met Gala.
Rihanna in Canary Yellow Fur-Lined Gown and Train at the 2015 Met Gala.
Photo Courtesy of Rap-Up.com

Earlier this week Magnolia Pictures’ fashion documentary The First Monday in May opened the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, before its limited nationwide release on April 15. The new 90-minute film goes behind the scenes as the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue magazine prepare for the annual V.I.P. party celebrating the opening of the Met Costume Institute’s spring exhibition.

Andrew Bolton with Anna Wintour
The Met Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton with Anna Wintour. Photo Courtesy of vogue.com

If you’re as obsessed with fashion and jewelry as we are, we know you’ll want to catch this critically acclaimed film featuring Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour in a starring role. Wintour lifts the curtain on the intricate, yearlong preparations for the Costume Institute’s 2015 fundraiser, China: Through the Looking Glass, which was a can’t-miss event for the fashion industry, Hollywood royalty and It Girls from around the world.

Take a look at the official trailer for The First Monday in May, by clicking here.  We think you’ll agree that it’s one thing to see those gorgeous gowns, outrageous head-pieces and dazzling jewels in the pages of our favorite magazines and blogs, but it’s quite another to see them on film, and to meet the personalities responsible for the annual Red Carpet extravaganza.

futuristic styles shown at the 2016 Met Gala Exhibit
L- Suit by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel; R – Ensemble by Iris van Herpen.
Preview Photos from Manus x Machina Exhibit at The Met, Courtesy of metmuseum.org

The 2016 Met Gala/Exhibit: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

On Monday, May 2, as it does on the first Monday of every May, the Met Gala will once again captivate an international who’s who of fashion leaders, music, stage and screen stars, and the working press at large. The theme for this year’s Costume Institute Exhibit, which informs the dress code for the gala, is: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. 

styles on display at the 2016 Met Gala Exhibit
L – Dress by Raf Simons for House of Dior; R – Dress by Issey Miyake. Preview Photos Courtesy of metmuseum.org

This fashion-forward exhibit will showcase 150 garments from the early 20th century to date, tracking the transition of hand-made couture and avant-garde clothes to machine-made collections.

Swarovski Crystal Gown from the 2016 Exhibit, Roma Gold Drop Earrings
Get The Met Gala Looks for Less. Left-Swarovski Crystal Gown from the 2016 Exhibit.
Right-Roma Gold Drop Earrings, $34 at baublebar.com

So get ready for one of the most futuristic and far-out Met Gala Red Carpets ever!

We’ll keep you posted.

Note: 2016 Met Gala tickets are available by invitation only. For more information about exhibit hours and tickets, please visit www.metmuseum.org.

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