The First Monday in May (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Documentary


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Follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.


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4 February 2017 | JonathanWalford
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| Fashion - Art or Business?
What I like about this documentary is that it unabashedly shows Anna Wintour and her colleagues express their perceptions of what is fashion, what is art and what is important in their lives. We observe Wintour's meetings with trembling underlings pushing endless cups of coffee at her, waiting to hear her snide comments about who is important and who is not and what will be done that day according to what she wants. Its hard to take Anna and her withering looks and Bolton's ill-fitted Thom Browne suits seriously. However, every industry is like this -- you could have a documentary about the New York Yankees, and everyone there would be just as serious about winning the pennant as these people are about creating a blockbuster exhibition.

Questions are raised from watching this film that make you think: Is fashion an art form? Does art have to be relevant to be taken seriously? Is it fine art or is it a commercial product?

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Kar-Wai Wong: When there is too many things to see, you see nothing.


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Bitch Better Have My Money
Written by
Rihanna (as Robyn Fenty), Jamil M. Pierre, Kanye West (as Kanye Omari West), Badrilla Bourelly, Travis Scott (as Travi$ Scott), & 'Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde'
Performed by Rihanna
Courtesy of Westbury Road Entertainment, LLC
By arrangement w/ Roc Nation, LLC

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Opening Weekend USA:

$99,242 17 April 2016

Gross USA:

$527,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,072,943

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