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5 Reasons To Get Excited About The Met Ball Documentary

We're officially 3 weeks out from the Tribeca Film Festival debut of The First Monday In May, the documentary that offers an intimate glance at the luxury fashion spectacle that is The Met Ball.  You've surely seen the photos of over-the-top designer gowns, headdresses, and nude cutouts.  This is the Super Bowl for fashion fans every year, and only the most A-list of the A-list are invited to attend.  Though there was a similar build up of excitement over The September Issue a few years back, which sort of disappointed, May seems to offer the level of insight that viewers were originally looking for.  If you haven't quite built up your anticipation, here's 5 very good reasons to get excited:

1. It looks like we get to see the real Anna Wintour.

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The September Issue really only presented us with a muted Anna.  Instead of giving us an exclusive look into the infamous editor's daily life, we were given an unlikely hero in Grace Coddington.  May seems to give us a rawer look at Wintour from quick-witted jabs at celebrities to challenging idea generation meetings.  This is the meaty inside look we've been waiting for.

2. We might get to see a new side of Rihanna, too.

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After watching the trailer, one can't help but notice that Rihanna is mentioned several times from discussion of her budget to her seat placement to the rehearsal of her intro.  Seems like a lot of fuss over the pop star, and there just may be some juicy details here that we didn't have access to until now.

3. We're finally invited to the party.

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The Met Ball is still one of the most exclusive tickets in fashion.  And we fans don't get to see much more beyond the red carpet looks.  Unlike an awards show, our enjoyment is over once everyone heads inside for dinner.  May offers us a chance to feel like Hollywood royalty and get on the other side of the velvet rope.

4. There's amazing fashion.

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This is a fashion event after all.  The Met Ball isn't just about who's wearing what designers.  The gala is themed and the museum features an intricately detailed tribute to a particular era of style.  The trailer alone offers a breathtaking glance at some beautiful works of art, and the full film will surely stun.

5. It shows that people still care about fashion.

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In an era where Fashion Week has morphed into a social media circus, big fashion companies are struggling mightily, and our favorite magazines are in jeopardy of closing, fashion's future has seemed rocky and uncertain at best.  The First Monday In May gives us all a reason to fall in love with fashion again.  It's a reminder that fashion is still just as important as it's always been.

Watch the trailer below.

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