“Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.”
I’d seen that sign posted on the doors of the Met, but those words have a whole new meaning after watching the movie last night. Vogue was kind enough to send us to see The First Monday in May, which was pretty exciting considering it was, well, the first Monday in May. I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines and photos flooding in this morning, but that means it was the annual Met Gala.
Blake and I both loved the film. Not only did it give us a peek into a world I’m so curious about, but it kept us on edge the entire time leading up to the big night. Aesthetically, there was so much beauty in the film, from the designer’s work throughout to the final scenes of the displays at the Met. I loved watching the process between all involved – especially Anna Wintour (chairman of the gala and editor of Vogue) and Andrew Bolton (Costume Institute curator). You can go see it in a theater near you, or it’s available to download now on iTunes.
**Photos courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
If you’re not familiar with the event, the Met Gala is a big formal benefit held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute, the only one of the Met’s curatorial departments that has to fund itself. Each year there is a theme, and the film follows the event last year which was China: Through the Looking Glass. This year (aka last night!) the theme was Manus x Machina. It’s arguably the biggest night in fashion – click here to see Vogue’s Best Dressed!