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September 3 2014

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Eddie Borgo Sets Off A Fringe Frenzy

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Two words: metal fringe. Guests at last night’s private sale of Eddie Borgo baubles were going gaga over the designer’s new group of bracelets and necklaces fringed in metal—a reaction the designer was definitely anticipating. “I’ve been dying to make these pieces,” explained Borgo, showing off a super-sized silver bangle punctuated with some seriously disco fringe. “The thing is, they’re expensive, so I had to wait.” Borgo’s faith in the fringe is reflected in the fact that the silver bangle features in the first of a series of posters he’s created, collaborating with boyfriend Keegan Singh and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. A copy of the limited-edition print (pictured here), which features Vanessa Traina modeling Borgo’s new bijoux, was hanging in the window of Lauren Santo Domingo’s Gramercy Park abode, where last night’s sale was held, and a few lucky guests got to take home a print as a gift. “It was all Julia’s idea,” he said. “We’re only doing a few at a time. My dad’s a printer, actually, and he ran these 50 for me as a favor. We’ll do another image next season.” By that point, we’re guessing, the private-sale fringe frenzy will be a pretty public phenomenon.

Photo: Paul Maffi

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