The First Monday in May

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Awww the Met Ball. The Super Bowl of Fashion. This one Monday that doesn't have the gloom of the first day of the week. Not only New York is getting prepared but the whole world holds its breath for the exhibition itself and the pieces that will walk the red carpeted stairs at the opening night. Vogue tried to include us into the whole night over the past years with exclusive pictures of the one and only party but now we have the ultimate inside look. A documentary. Yes you heard it right. What it might turn out to be the next September Issue documentary of fashion.
Let's dive into it magic...

But let's start from the beginning. If you are not aware what is the Met Gala or as formally known the Costume Institute Gala or  the Met Ball, I will simply state it for you. It's the epitome of fashion events. Simple as that. Literally speaking, is the annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Marks the majestic opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year has it's own topic and the exhibition itself has been running since 1971. That year the topic was 
" Fashion Plate (October 1971 - January 1972)
The theme not only sets the tone for the annual exhibit, but also for the guests who attempt to dress to uphold the theme of the year. To emphasize the exclusivity of the event, individual ticket prices were raised in 2014 in $25,000, if you were out of the official guest list.

In 2016 the theme is Manus x Machina : Fashion in An Age of Technology  and here is some picture of this years Met Ball


As you might already guessed, the main woman behind it it's, no one else other than Anna Wintour, Vogue's editor in chief  and a chair of the event since 1995 (excluding 1886 and 1998), oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list, with Vogue staffers helping assemble the list of invitees. 

Coming to the matter at hand and the title of the post, something exclusive happened in the year of 2015. 225 approved photographers, reporters and social media participants documented the whole process of the Gala, whereas all the attendees were forbidden from using any social media. The result?
A documentary called The First Monday in May. With Andrew Rossi as the director and Conde Nast Entertainment, Vogue and Relativity Studios backing up the production. The documentary follows the creation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibit in history: the 2015 art exhibition China : Through the Looking Glass by curator Andrew Bolton at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The result is an individual ticket at the Met Ball without the heavy pay check of $25,000.

Check the trailer down and let us know what do you think about it!

Thank you for reading!

Written by Doxy Pantazi,  Chromantics Fashion Editor

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