Every spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art turns into a catwalk filled with the biggest names in fashion, entertainment, business and politics. And every spring, the celebrity/fashion/design-obsessed masses frantically comb their Instagram feeds in the hopes of getting a glimpse into the world's most fabulous party. But thanks to a new documentary from Magnolia Pictures, we just scored an exclusive ticket to the most sought-after invitation in New York City.
offers a behind the scenes look into the planning and creation of the Met's groundbreaking exhibition, "China: Through The Looking Glass," and its star-studded opening gala. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi follows Anna Wintour and Met curator Andrew Bolton over the course of eight hectic months as they jet from New York to Paris to Beijing in preparation for the show.
From the haute couture to the glittering catwalk, the documentary is a visual feast — if not a glimpse into the . But the opulent decor is the real sight to behold. The dinner menus, tablecloth and main stage curtain feature famed Chinoiserie designs. A 40-foot wall panel, packed with wildlife, greenery and exotic birds, provided the stunning backdrop to the evening's events, and took a team of artisans over 2,000 hours to complete.
Take a look at the stunning decor below and watch an exclusive clip from the film, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival today.