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MEET THE MET: More than 250 guests sat down in London on Tuesday for a Farfetch-hosted preview screening of “The First Monday In May,” a documentary by Andrew Rossi focused on the annual Met Gala.

Specifically, it’s about the making of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition and gala “China: Through the Looking Glass,” which became the most-attended in the institute’s history.

“It’s just a total fantasy. You arrive and do that massive red carpet and then are totally swept away by the exhibition,” said Christopher Kane, a Met Ball veteran, at the party following the screening at George Club in Mayfair. “The gala is a big deal and quite a serious affair. Last year I was on the Teen Vogue table with a bunch of people under 21, and spent the entire night trying to steal other people’s drinks.”

Kane hasn’t yet decided who he would be squiring at this year’s Met Gala to celebrate the opening of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” exhibition. “I have a meeting next week to discuss options,” he said. “It’s all very carefully decided.”

José Neves, the founder and chief executive officer of Farfetch admitted he’d never been to the gala. “And I’m not going this year either. I’m just a small fish in this pond,” added Neves, whose online fashion retail platform has been valued at $1 billion.

Farfetch is also sponsoring the opening night of the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 13 when “The First Monday in May” will officially premiere.

Other guests at the screening included Gareth Pugh, Alexandra Meyers, Gala Gordon, Ryan Lo, Tallulah Harlech, Pam Hogg and Lulu Kennedy.

“The First Monday in May” will be released in theaters in the US on April 15

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