EXCLUSIVE: Magic Johnson says son EJ Always looks 'fabulous,' asks him for fashion tips


Magic Johnson is more than happy to take a backseat to his son EJ when it comes to fashion!

Johnson, his wife Cookie and EJ all attended the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, where the family dressed to impress. Johnson and EJ both sported head-turning Tom Ford looks, and the legendary athlete told ET that his 24-year-old son is always taking his fashion to "a whole 'nother level."

"I used to set the tone, Cookie and I, but now EJ has taken it to a whole 'nother level and we have to follow him and ask him fashion tips," Johnson told ET's Kevin Frazier. "EJ, as he always does, looks fabulous, and he takes it to another level so I just take a step back and let him do his thing."

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"Normally I'm taking the lead in this family, but tonight I gotta take a step back," he added.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Kelly Rowland arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Tina Knowles arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Kris Jenner arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Yara Shahidi (L) arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Michelle Williams arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Meagan Good arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Serayah McNeill arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: (L-R) EJ Johnson, Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson arrive for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Octavia Spencer arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Star Jones arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Bianca Lawson attends the Wearable Art Gala - Arrivals at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Emeli Sande arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Holly Robinson Peete arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Chloe and Halle attend the Wearable Art Gala - Arrivals at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: (L-R) Michelle Williams, Tina Knowles and Kelly Rowland arrive for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Arianna Huffington arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Demetrius Grosse attends the Wearable Art Gala - Arrivals at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Bianca Lawson and Richard Lawson attend the Wearable Art Gala - Arrivals at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Tina Knowles (L) and Kelly Rowland arrive for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: June Ambrose arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Milauna Jackson arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Letoya Luckett arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Shanica Knowles arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: EJ Johnson arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Draya Michele arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Tasha Smith arrives for the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: BET Networks� Senior Vice President, Kim Lewis (L) attends the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Mara Brock Akil attends the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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The family was there to support host Tina Knowles and her husband, Richard Lawson, who are longtime friends. Cookie even had some advice for pregnant Beyonce, who also attended the gala in support of her mother.

"I've never had to deal with twins before but all I know is, Beyonce, lean on Tina a lot cause I know she's gonna be there to help you!" Cookie said.

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE -- Beyonce Stuns in Fierce Headdress at Wearable Art Gala, Mom Tina Knowles Gives Pregnancy Update!

Last month, Johnson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he talked about how he dealt with EJ publicly coming out.

"I think it's all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be, or what you want them to become," Johnson, 57, stressed. "It's all about loving them no matter who they are, what they decide to do. And when my son came out, I was so happy for him, and happy for us as parents -- and we love him, and EJ is amazing."

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