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Watch the first trailer for the new Vogue documentary

Tracing the days before the 2015 Met Ball, the new clip addresses its cultural appropriation controversy

If there’s a Vogue film shaped hole in your life missing between 2009’s The September Issue and the upcoming Grace Coddington biopic then fear not,  for the first look at The First Monday in May – the magazine’s latest documentary – has dropped.

Following the days leading up to the annual Met Ball, (the gala that marks the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring exhibition), director Andrew Rossi traces the steps of  Anna Wintour, Vogue Director of Special Projects Sylvana Ward Durrett, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton as they put together the final touches on the evening.

With rumours that Wintour has control over everything from the seating arrangement to performers and even the outfits of attendees, the star-studded trailer confirms cameos from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld (who’s shown discussing the ever-present argument, is fashion art?), Justin Bieber, Rihanna and more, whilst promising to shed light on one of the most exclusive events in the fashion industry calender. 

The Met Ball itself hasn’t been without its fair share of controversy. With 2015’s gala theme being “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion”, many expected the event and subsequent exhibition to be rife with racial insensitivity and cultural appropriation, an idea only aided by the fact that the fashion industry still arguably has a series diversity issue.

But, thankfully, it seems as though the upcoming film doesn’t skirt around the tough questions, with Bolton telling the camera, “There’s a lot of political hurdles. Some of the topics that the exhibition is addressing could be interpreted as being racist.”

The First Monday in May will open the Tribeca Film Festival on 13, April 2016, watch the trailer below