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Rachel Addy has been checking out what we have been watching this month – here’s her reviews:

On Netflix, Amazon, BBC and Disney Plus this month, there have been a number of fantastic films, documentaries and series. Listed below are a few of our suggestions for you to set for student viewing:


NUMBER 1: The First Monday in May
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The most exciting annual event in the fashion world, the Met Gala, was themed on China in 2015, and this video explores what happened behind the scenes.
The Met Gala’s combination of high fashion and celebrities is captured on film by Andrew Rossi. The film explores the controversy over whether fashion could be considered art and stars a cast of famous designers including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, and John Galliano, as well as an array of current pop idols like Rihanna.
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Mins
Our Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
#metgala #alexandermcqueen #hautecouture #bespoke #fashionisart


NUMBER 2: Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

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Few people in the modern world are as well-dressed as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day, magazine-inspired fixation. It has always been this way, as Dr. Lucy Worsley reveals.
Lucy demonstrates this isn’t only a public interest, but also our monarchs’, by examining the royal costumes of our kings and queens throughout the past 400 years.
Duration: 54 Mins
Our Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
#royalfashion #kingsandqueens #fashionthroughtheages #crafted