Everyone’s favorite quote machine Tim Gunn stopped by Conan last night to talk fashion trends and his new book, but unfortunately found his segment hijacked by the red-headed host’s bordering-on-obsessive love of jeggings.
O’Brien began the conversation by asking about the ever-ubiquitous skinny jean trend, which then quickly morphed into a manifesto on jegging — a jean trend O’Brien is apparently very happy about.
“Okay, this is what I really want to talk about. This new phenomenon the ladies are wearing: jeggings! I want to say this on the air. I love it when the ladies wear jeggings. I’m obsessed with jeggings. I love jeggings. Not on the fellas, lets be clear with that. When I see women on the lot here walking around wearing jeggings, I just do a backflip.”
Gunn, for his part, showed some concern for both O’Brien’s fervor for jeggings and for the idea that what is basically a “denim and lycra leotard” has become such a pervasive trend on “all physiques.”
You can watch the jegging clip below, or Gunn’s entire segment below that, but the best part is most definitely when O’Brien starts talking about a future jegging-themed episode for which the host himself will wear a pair of the now infamous and Google trending pants. Fingers crossed! (That bit starts around 4:45.)
Whole Tim Gunn Interview: