If you live in New York and like fashion, the first Monday in May is kind of a big deal. That's when the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the biggest event on the fashion calendar. Yep, it's the evening that the Met Gala takes place, marking not only the opening night of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibition, but the be all and end all of all parties.
Filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) was lucky enough to peek behind the scenes at the 2015 event, sparking a rather appropriately named doco. Boasting intimate access to costume curator Andrew Bolton and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour as they put together the Met Gala's most attended fashion exhibition in history, The First Monday in May is the end result. It's a star-studded affair, with everyone from Wong Kar-wai and Baz Luhrmann to Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and Rihanna popping up.
Alas, the film itself doesn't reach Aussie movie theatres until May 12, but the smart folks at Palace couldn't let the titular date pass by without doing something special to mark the occasion. As preparations for the 2016 Met Gala reach fever pitch on the other side of the globe, they'll be offering up first-look preview screenings around the country. You'll enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival, step into a world of unparalleled couture-based artistry, and truly feast on cinema at its most stylish.