Some of my favorite documentaries to watch are fashion documentaries. What captivates me the most about these films, is that it gives the viewer an insider's peak into the beauty of the industry. In recent years, I loved both Scatter My Ashes and IRIS and now there is a new feature that is sure to mesmerize all the fashionistas out there. Fresh off the cusp of Monday's Met Gala, The First Monday in May is the movie to see this Summer.
The film follows the creation of the Met's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," curated by Andrew Bolton. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi, gives us a behind the scenes look of the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala. The cast features fashion powerhouses - Lagerfeld, Gaultier, and John Galliano (to name a few). The most interesting part about the film, is the ultimate debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art or not.
As soon as these crutches are off, I am jetting to the Paris Theater to see this film. Take a peak at the trailer below and join me for this epic film this Summer.