This Saturday, Nov. 11, the Wilton Library‘s New Perspectives Film Series will show The First Monday in May, which tells the story of the Met Gala, the annual, star-studded gala for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fashion and art come together each year; the documentary follows the 2015 Met Gala, with the theme, ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ which was the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of the fundraiser.
Follow Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and Met Gala chair, Andrew Bolton, the curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, as they prepare for an unforgettable evening.
Following the film will be a Q&A moderated by two special guests, both fashion industry insiders–Jean Gordon of Jean Gordon Style and Stacy Holmen of Worth New York.
The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016.
The screening will run 7:30-9:30 p.m.. Registration is highly recommended. The suggested donation to attend Saturday’s screening is $5. Refreshments will be served. Register online or call 203.762.6334.
The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris.
Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd..