Summary Of The 2015 Met Gala

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Title: The First Monday in May

Film Origin
The film was made during the creation of the 2015 Met Gala, as to get a behind the scenes look of the effort that goes into the event itself.

Summary of the film
The First Monday in May follows the behind the scene storyline of how The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of “China: Through The Looking Glass” came to life, as well as the effort it took to host the 2015 Met Gala. The exhibition of “China: Through the Looking Glass” is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibit to date. The film also studies the importance of fashion in our culture, and balances the line between art and fashion itself. The film focuses on the involvement of Andrew Bolton, Head Curator at the
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Power was used in the “China: Through the Looking Glass” itself, because of the content that the material carried in giving an idea of what the culture is all about. With the material in the culture that the museum was trying to express, they needed to make sure that their vision spoke the same level of power with the exhibit. The power of culture also was important with the Met Gala itself, as it is one of the most popular fashion events of the year. The best of the best show up to the event from both the fashion industry and popular culture, and the event had the power of to bring both of those cultures together for a night, where the viewer was able to capture that …show more content…
In 2011, he released a film called Page One: Inside the New York Times which he was best known for up until this point. Rossi tends to get into detail about the subject he is working with, and provide as much accuracy as possible.

Possible cultural effects of the film
There are two possible cultural effects of the film. First, because of the extensive background and behind-the-scenes looks of the Met Gala, viewers can feel more inclined to follow the red carpet events for the upcoming years. Second, due to the film’s showing of the detail that went into the exhibit, viewers could feel more inclined to go visit the “China: Through The Looking Glass” exhibit.

Subjective perception of the film’s value
Overall, the film did an excellent job of making the viewer feel like a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ on what it takes to put on an event like the Met Gala, as well as the distinctive creative process behind making an exhibit like “China: Through The Looking Glass”. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 79% on their Tomato Meter, while IMDb gave it at 7.2/10. With the amount of information and detail Rossi provides in the film, The First Monday in May only gets you more excited of what Wintour and Bolton are up to

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