A week has passed since the end of Met Gala’s 2016 Manus x Machina Met Ball. The famous don their craziest theme-inspired gowns, and we mortals gawk and analyze. The fundraising benefit is, needless to say, exclusive to only the most prominent in arts, film, music, and fashion; around 650-700 guests. It’s supposedly only $25,000-$30,000 for an uninvited person to purchase a ticket to the affair (not including makeup, hair, nails, attire, transportation).
But for those who are more interested in the behind-the-scenes of the Met Ball and the comforts of sweatpants and not high end couture on Monday nights, let us recommend a movie to watch tonight: The First Monday in May.
The First Monday in May is a documentary that follows last year’s 2015 exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass. Directed by Andrew Rossi, the film chronicles the tireless effort in creating the exhibition and fundraiser annually.
Star profiles who appear are Karl Lagerfeld, Rihanna, and Baz Luhrmann. And it is a perfect opportunity to revisit Rihanna’s infamous golden fur trimmed, embroidered cape made by Guo Pei. It took the designer over two years to make and only one night to become an online omelet meme. And who doesn’t want to hear Anna Wintour’s commentaries about fashion and art?
For those in New York, head over to the Paris Theater across Bergdorf Goodman. However, if you aren’t keen on spending over $15 dollars or do not want to make the trek, it is available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube.
Ward off those Monday Blues!