Andy’s Candy

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Photography wenjun liang

Published October 21, 2014

STYLING: JULIA GALL. HAIR PRODUCTS: ORIBE, INCLUDING ROUGH LUXURY MOLDING WAX. HAIR: LOUI FERRY. MAKEUP: ANGELINA CHENG. MODEL: MEGHNA PRASAD.

“He gave the world what they were waiting for but never knew they wanted, and insight into a world they desperately craved to participate in,” says Eddie Borgo of Interview founder Andy Warhol. “At my studio, we consistently reference the style, jewelry, language, and art that permeated the city at that time. I always encourage my team to embrace this most magical part of New York’s past.” It’s fitting, then, that the New York-based jewelry designer, whose wares are by turns intellectual, sculptural, and instantly covetable, is the first artist spotlighted in our new fashion feature “Andy’s Candy,” where Warhol’s life and legacy converge with the style movers and shakers of the moment.

For our 45th anniversary issue, we enlisted Borgo on a custom project. He obliged, pulling the Interview logo off of the page and transforming it into a wearable object d’art, a custom ear cuff hand-carved in sterling silver and 12-karat gold vermeil.  “In jewelry, it is really all about the details,” he says. “We hand-carved the pieces in sterling silver, making sure to capture all the unique details in the logo.”

“Andy Warhol was truly a genius—from his inarguable skill as an artist to his impressively acute business mind and acumen,” Borgo adds. “His time in New York will forever be a part of its history—the work, his unapologetic experiments with his icons at Interview, and an everlasting empire that he himself thoughtfully orchestrates and left behind for us to continually decipher.”