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Met Ball Documentary Opens Tribeca Film Festival 2016


“I’m just happy Andrew didn’t ask to make a documentary about the Tribeca Film Festival,” said Robert DeNiro last night at the fest’s big opening night. Instead, Andrew Rossi, the director behind “Page One: Inside the New York Times” and “Ivory Tower,” chose to make “The First Monday in May,” a documentary about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and the annual Met Ball bash thrown by Anna Wintour and Vogue. Wintour was on hand to celebrate the premiere, wearing her signature sunglasses even in the darkened theater, where the likes of Karolina Kurkova, Wendi Deng, and Chloe Moretz sat. Unsurprisingly, Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief is very much the star of the movie, delivering her clipped wit with a very large Starbucks in hand. In contrast, the scenes starring her counterpart Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Costume Institute, are less quippy and offer a more romantic look at fashion. It’s a dynamic that plays to the film’s theme of joining art and commerce—which is what the Met Ball does, at its most basic level. Last year it raised over $12 million for the museum, which might be why Andre Leon Talley called it “the Super Bowl of social fashion events.” Here, a look at everyone who came to relive the party vicariously.

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Anna Wintour and Robert De Niro at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival screening of The First Monday n May in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Zac Posen and Rose McGowan at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Karolina Kurkova and Thakoon at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Chloë Grace Moretz at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival screening of The First Monday n May in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Thom Browne at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Jane Fonda at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Fei Fei Sun at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Jenna Lyons at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Gabby Karan de Felice and Donna Karan at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Francisco Costa at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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June Ambrose at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Wendi Deng at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Party in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Opening the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.