[Free tickets] First Monday in May

Hi all,

Madman Entertainment have graciously sent me some free double passes to see the great new documentary “First Monday in May” about the biggest and most important annual event in the fashion museum world, the Met Ball in New York City. Here’s the synopsis:

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, as they orchestrate the year’s most lavish party and The Met’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi offers an exclusive all-access pass to the creation of the exhibition that explores China’s substantial influence on Western fashion.

In Cinemas now!

If you’d like to win one of five double passes, just leave me a comment about where you would like to go if you could go to any fashion event in the world. Winners will be drawn at random and contest closes midnight Friday night (May 20th).

I also have some double passes to give away with orders to the webshop – order anything you like and I’ll pop a free pass into the package.

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Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite. Good luck! I can’t wait to see it.


  1. If I could go to any fashion event in the world, I would love to go to London Alternative Fashion week to see some more of the cutting edge designers. Of course spending some time rummaging through the vintage fashion stores would be an added bonus 🙂

  2. Good choice Beki – I recently went to the London Edge, the alternative fashion expo and it was great. Lots and lots of repro vintage though! I love that stuff but judging by the traders, it’s outselling goth and punk these days.

  3. If I could go to any fashion event in the world….definitely the MET Ball. I don’t think there is anything remotely like it anywhere in the world.

    A close second would be St. Catherine’s day in Paris. St Catherine is the Patron Saint of Milliners and is the French equivalent of the Melbourne Cup for milliners. These days it’s mainly millinery awards, but the tradition was all the unmarried millinery apprentices would have OUTRAGEOUS hats made for them by their boss or married milliner friends. The hats are traditionally Yellow (faith) and Green (wisdome). Then the “Catherinettes” would march to the statue of St Catherine and ask for a husband.

    If she is under 25 she would say “Lord, give me a well-situated husband. Let him be gentle, rich, generous, and pleasant!”

    If she is over 25 she asks “Lord, one who’s bearable, or who can at least pass as bearable in the world!”

    If she is pushing 30 “Send whatever you want, Lord; I’ll take it!”

    cracks me up every time.

  4. Picking just one fashion week is impossible … so I would have to see several:

    * Paris Fashion Week – naturally I would attend both the February and September shows

    * New York Fashion Week – even though this show is designed to showcase the American designers, it’s always good to see what they create

    * Berlin Fashion Week – although the show is relatively new [less than 10 years] it showcases many up and coming designers

    * London Fashion Week – if you’re going to make the effort to attend both Paris & New York, then you cannot miss this show

    * Milan Fashion Week – definitely on the ‘must see’ list, the top four shows cannot exist without Milano!

    * Dubai Shopping Festival – my reasons for choosing this one are the The Diamond Fashion Show by Dhamani and the International Festival of Fashion Photography from Cannes

  5. If we’re going anywhere in the world, can I go back in time, too? I’d like to go back to NYC in 2012 to see Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations at The Met, since I was in town just one week too early to see it.

  6. Hmmmmmm I’ve always wanted to go to Disney’s Dapper Day! It sounds really low-key and nice. 🙂 Thanks!

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