“The First Monday in May,” Vogue’s continual foray into documenting behind the scenes of the wild world of fashion, was released this week.
The documentary follows Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Director of Special Projects Sylvana Ward Durret and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton as they perfect last year’s Met Ball.
Wintour and her staff organize the gala for that year’s theme, Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion, giving an inside look at how everything comes together. Details are agonized over, the guest list is finalized and there is even a brief crisis over if Rihanna will be coming.
In the trailer, Wintour is in her full element. When told a certain guest who had decided not to come had changed his mind and wanted to come, Wintour’s patience wears thin.
“Okay can he not be on his cell phone the entire time then?” Wintour replies with just the right amount of snark.
Celebrities make cameos galore with Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and Karl Lagerfield all making appearances.
André Leon Talley also appears calling the Met Ball “the Super Bowl of social fashion events.”
“The First Monday in May” opens at Tribeca Film Festival on April 13.