Child fashion prodigy and Rookie magazine publisher Tavi Gevinson is now the youngest guest to appear on “The Colbert Report.”
The 16-year-old blogger and fashion industry darling paid a visit to Stephen Colbert to explain how she manages high school English homework while running a magazine and, more importantly, to give Colbert a makeover.
The segment was not short on charm, with Colbert offering to write a guest piece for Rookie. “I was thinking of writing a column from the point of view of a 48-year-old dad,” says Colbert. “It’s called ‘You’re Not Wearing That.'”
Tavi shared her own expertise by taking Stephen through a range of proposed makeover options, including the “Tortured Artist,” a shirtless look that got plenty of hoots and hollers from the live audience.
Another look had the host channeling Harry Styles. “There were some really great photos of the members of One Direction modeling puppies,” says Gevinson. “So I feel like if you carried around a puppy and had the boy band hair, you would be like, set.”
The final look Tavi suggests is the “Cool Dad.” While Colbert points out “those words generally don’t go together,” Tavi is quick to make him blush by setting the record straight. “Your show is very like ‘Cool Dad,'” she says. “I watched it with my dad last night and he’s a cool dad. Other capital-c capital-d ‘Cool Dads’ like your cool dad show.”
For the show closing, Colbert showed just how cool of a dad he is, rocking tight green skinny jeans with a boy band wig, and holding — what else? — a puppy. Watch the makeover segment and show close in the video clips below.
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