Fashion Friday: Rick Perry Goes to Fashion Week and Other Style Scoop

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Texas Governor Rick Perry stands on stage before the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida September 12, 2011

NewsFeed’s Feifei Sun rounds up the brilliant and bizarre from this week in fashion.

Posh Politician. Rick Perry—Texas Governor, Republican presidential candidate and this week’s TIME cover subject—made a little time for New York Fashion Week during a recent trip to the Big Apple. Perry and Donald Trump attended the Sherri Hill fashion show, a label whose most famous customer is Snooki. [POLITICO]

(MORE: Behind the Scenes of TIME’s Cover Shoot with Rick Perry)

Speaking of Fashion Week. Everything you need to know about the biannual event, which actually exists to allow editors and store buyers to see designers’ collections at a communal place, can be summed up by this fantastic photo. [MTV Style]

Move Over, Tina Fey. There’s a new Sarah Palin look-a-like in town. [Daily Mail]

Kanye Makes It Official. The rapper will indeed show his first collection at Paris Fashion Week later this month. [Vogue UK]

Better Late Than Never. The CW is finally producing a clothing line inspired by Gossip Girl, a television series that has always seemed to be more about fashion than an actual plot. [WWD]

Feifei Sun is a reporter at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @Feifei_Sun or on Facebook. You can also continue the discussion on TIME‘s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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