Oak Park native Tavi Gevinson featured on "The Colbert Report"

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By Rosie Powers

Digital Editor

Teen fashion icon Tavi Gevinson was a guest on Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" on Jan. 24. Gevinson, an Oak Park native, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie, a online fashion magazine for teens.

While on the show, she even gave Colbert fashion advice. Watch a clip from the show here:

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Danny from from Overlook Hotel  

Posted: January 29th, 2013 10:13 AM

I'd love to know where she got my sweater from 'The Shining'.

David Hammond from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 28th, 2013 3:48 PM

I get it, Colbert Fan, but Jon Stewart is clearly the star of he Daily Show, as Carson was of his show, but both these guys were able to bring stuff out of people in a way that Colbert either cannot or simply does not care to.

Oak Park Colbert Fan  

Posted: January 28th, 2013 3:24 PM

Guests go on the Colbert Report with the advance knowledge that they are not there to be the star - he is. In most cases, they are there to push their newest book or movie, so just being on is publicity for them.

David Hammond from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 28th, 2013 2:18 PM

I find Colbert impossible. I've turned off his interviews with people like Malcolm Gladwell and Jeff Koons because Cobert's clowning made it impossible for these worthy interviewees to make a point. I felt the same way about Colbert's interview with Tavi -- he could not connect with her. FWIW, Tavi's cool dad, Steve, told me he thought Colbert was "great," though I honestly cannot imagine why.

Libbey Paul from Oak Park  

Posted: January 28th, 2013 1:15 PM

Tavi did a great job. Amazing how poised she was -- and still had fun with the interview. Seemed like Colbert was more flustered than she was!

Bridgett from Oak Park  

Posted: January 28th, 2013 1:03 PM

Fun interview. Tavi did a great job. And I'd love to read Stephen's "You're Not Wearing That." Do it! :)

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