I think fashion snobs call this "high drama."
The Met Gala, one of the most decadent soiree's in the fashion industry, has inspired a new documentary--opening this year's Tribeca Film Festival on April 13. Which means, this event will no longer be something I watch online and snark about its outrageous/gorgeous gowns. I am going to have to take it seriously.
According to the Tribeca announcement released on Monday, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY "looks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended Costume Institute exhibition in history, 'China: Through the Looking Glass.' The film follows curator Andrew Bolton, now Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, in an exploration of the tension between fashion and art. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events co-chaired every year by Condé Nast Artistic Director and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour."
I have to say, it's a rather inspired choice to open the festival. But I will remain intrigued, if only to gawk at the fashion. Check out the trailer: