The Daily T LOunge for May 6, 2020

Posted on May 06, 2020

Ophelia Bar and Lounge, Hong Kong, China


Fun T Lo Fact: We inadvertently wound up with a peacock feather theme in our bedroom decor, which sounds a whole lot gayer and more fabulous than it actually is. While it never quite reaches the darkly exotic gorgeousness of today’s Lounge, we bought a set of teal silk curtains with gold embroidered peacock feathers on them about ten years ago and they refuse to age or fade, which is fine by us. Then we wound up buying several sheet sets over the years with similar themes and — this is all sounding way more decadent than it actually looks, we promise.

Anyway, we had to go and get that Meghan and Archie post up first, so we hope you don’t mind the slight delay in opening today’s Lounge. Once you’re done being distracted by their royal adorableness, feel free to peruse today’s specials:


Clare Waight Keller on How to Make a Blanket Cape
In the first of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, the former Givenchy artistic director shows us how to turn an old fleece blanket into a coverall.


A Quarantine Surprise: Americans Are Cooking More Seafood
In a rare bright spot for the fish trade, retail sales have set records, and consumers are trying species that even restaurants shy away from.


HBO’s New Natalie Wood Documentary Doesn’t Have the Answers
It takes a little more than an hour to discover what the new HBO documentary “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind” is really about, if only because we’ve been thrown off the scent. At the beginning of the film, directed by Laurent Bouzereau, Wood’s older daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, describes hearing, at age eleven, of her mother’s shocking and mysterious death, in 1981. “Since then, there’s been so much speculation and focus on how she died that it’s overshadowed her life’s work and who she was as a person,” says Gregson Wagner, who is a producer of the film, and whose memoir about her mother coincides with the film’s release.


Only at the Met: An Oral History of the World’s Most Glamorous Gala
It was once the Party of the Year, now it’s the Met gala or the Met ball, and sometimes it’s the Costume Institute Benefit. Either way, it’s an event that no one forgets. But don’t let us tell you—we’ve compiled the memories of the people who know it best. From the staffers to producers to the starry attendees, here is an oral history of the Met gala.


How are we all getting by this fine … Wednesday…?

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