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Tavi Gevinson is (sort of) replacing Jeanne Beker at Fashion Television

Jeanne Beker (Photo by B-Girlz)

Despite a passionate debate in the media about the credibility of 13-year-old Style Rookie fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson—who most recently pissed off several editors by wearing an outlandishly oversized bow to the Dior couture show, where she sat in the front row—Fashion Television is throwing its considerable weight behind the pint-sized wunderkind.

In Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Deirdre Kelly reports that Gevinson will take the mic from Jeanne Beker during New York fashion week while Beker is covering the Olympics style beat. Gevinson was asked to choose three shows to cover and selected Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Y-3.

“She really loves fashion, and gets it. That’s what’s so great about her,” Beker told the Globe. “I think she’s a breath of fresh air.” Last week, we wondered whether Beker was suffering Tavi envy when she called Gevinson’s bow “outrageous,” though she quickly explained “outrageous” is a good thing.