Julie Bishop dazzles at Australian Fashion Week in an eye-catching ensemble by Western Australian label Meraki.
Julie Bishop, a former foreign minister and deputy Liberal leader, set tongues wagging Wednesday during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.
Bishop, a well-known fashion enthusiast, attended the First Nations Fashion + Design Show in a skin-tight, figure-hugging leopard-print dress by Western Australian label Meraki, which she paired with a killer pair of high black stiletto heels.
She was photographed alongside other prominent guests, including singer Jessica Mauboy and model Samantha Harris.
The First Nations Fashion + Design Show was Australian Fashion Week's first runway presentation dedicated entirely to Indigenous fashion, showcasing the work of seven designers.
The runway featured an all-Indigenous cast of models, including internationally successful model Charlee Fraser, who has modeled for Prada, Dior, and Chanel.
She paid tribute to legendary Australian designer Carla Zampatti during Monday's event opening, who died on April 3 after suffering serious injuries in a fall while attending the opera.
Bishop wore a Zampatti creation to commemorate the late designer's annual runway event.
“Timeless, faultless, elegant, and unassuming, Carla Zampatti's designs reflected the woman she was,” Bishop said.
The former politician has long been an advocate for and wearer of Australian fashion, though she also enjoys designer labels such as Giorgio Armani.