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The opening seconds of the trailer for "The First Monday in May," the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionable head in slo-mo as the red-carpet cameras click furiously."The First Monday in May," directed by Andrew Rossi, chronicles the yearlong preparations for the show, "China: Through the Looking Glass," and the gala that accompanied it – an annual evening for the Met's Costume Institute that has become, under the relentless nurturing of Vogue's Anna Wintour, a huge fundraiser (as in $12.5 million in one night) and one of the top celebrity gatherings in the world.Move it, we need another table!) But it's really Bolton -- who looks rather like an extremely chic Oxford professor in his horn-rimmed spectacles and shrunken suit by Thom Browne, his life partner – that forms its center. Through him, the film asks its fundamental questions: Is fashion art, or is it commerce? Nevertheless, Bolton, who last September became the chief curator at the Costume Institute, thinks fashion's getting a raw deal from some who resist seeing it as art.Bolton says, let's not forget that art itself has its commercial side.
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