For me, the quick cut of a sign inside the bowels of the Metropolitan Museum of Art says it all, “Yield to Art in Transit”. In fact, that could be the theme of this film. While this documentary focuses on the The First Monday in May (one of the Met’s few closed days during the year AND the day of the Met Ball), the film also raises the idea that fashion has become the “fine art” of this century. But I leave it to viewers to decide if they agree.
What “First Monday” gives us is an insider’s look at the 8-month process that goes into launching a show of this magnitude at the venerable art museum; and creating the biggest fund-raising gala of the year to support it. To date, $120,000,000 has been raised through the Met Ball, due in large part to Anna Wintour, its co-host.
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