Here’s A Trailer For A New Vogue Documentary But This Time About The Met Ball
No one asked for another documentary about Vogue, but sometimes the universe hears our secret whispers, because this trailer for The First Monday In May looks like it’ll be just as delightful as The September Issue, but with the added drama and intrigue of Rihanna!!
The Andrew Rossi-directed film takes on the events leading up to last year’s Met Gala, the theme of which was “China: Through The Looking Glass.” It follows Vogue Director of Special Projects Sylvana Ward Durrett, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton as they put together the gala and the exhibition.
Last year’s Met Gala was originally called “Chinese Whispers,” and had the potential to be a casually-and-accidentally racist shitshow. But, most of the celebrities present did a good job of not being offensive and forgoing the theme to just look pretty instead, which was a relief to everyone involved.
The documentary is full of the kind of juicy shit you expect from an insider-y fashion documentary: lots of Anna Wintour shade; glimpses at seating charts with famous people being moved around like guests at a wedding; aggrieved women pushing paper lists around a conference room table scored by a frantic string quartet. Watch it for this brilliant bit of shade from Anna herself, in which she requests that an unnamed male celebrity not “be on his cell phone the entire time” if he sits where Durrett put him.
The Frist Monday In May opens the Tribeca Film Festival on April 13th.