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New Fashion Films for Your Must-Watch List

On Monday, May 2, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host another iteration of the MET Gala — the star-studded precursor benefit for the museum’s annual Costume Institute exhibition. In the fashion world, the first Monday in May is known as the biggest day of the year, or its “Super Bowl Sunday”as many call it. This year, the exhibition, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” will focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.

In tandem for the unveiling of the anticipated 2016 exhibition, the new documentary, The First Monday in May (released April 15 and in theaters now ) takes a candid look at the the Costume Institute’s preparations and dramatics as it prepared for last year’s ambitious exhibition “China: Though the Looking Glass and its ultra gala.

“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 chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.” (Read more)

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As a jewelry brand, Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless sophistication. The recently released documentary, Crazy About Tiffany’s, traces teh journey of how a simple jewelry store wove itself into pop culture to become a global phenomenon.

“This captivating glimpse will take us from the moment each jewel is conceived by the first female Tiffany Design Director, Francesca Amfitheaterof, to the Tiffany-designed trophy hoisted at the Super Bowl, and to the jewel-adorned Oscar red carpet in Hollywood. Whether it’s focusing on the Tiffany family, following the priceless Tiffany Diamond to China, or documenting how master craftsmen hand make a classic Jean Schlumberger design, the film captures the dramatic and inspiring depth of an uncompromising company and brand.” (Read more)

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  • Mickey April 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    How typical of me, I noticed the typo: teh instead of the. I can’t even think of owning something from Tiffany’s. Way, way out of my budget range.