Julie Bishop opens up about fashion advice she received from Anna Wintour

Jun 28, 2020
Julie Bishop met Anna Wintour at last year’s Australian Open. Source: Getty.

Julie Bishop, 63, may have stepped away from her career in politics, but the 63-year-old has maintained a strong presence in the media with her eye-catching outfits earning her the new title of fashionista.

Even while she was working, the former pollie received a lot of attention for her stylish ensembles, but since retiring from the fast-paced life, she has ramped it up to another level. From figure-hugging dresses to flowing gowns, Julie never seems to make a wrong choice when it comes to her outfits.

Now speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, the former pollie has opened up about the surprising fashion advice she was given by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

During her interview, Julie was asked whether there’s a current fashion trend she likes. The 63-year-old went on to say after meeting the world-famous journalist she now can’t live without sneakers.

“When Anna Wintour was here for last year’s Australian Open and was asked about future trends, she said wearing sneakers,” she told the newspaper outlet. “I’ve taken her at her word.”

The previous minister of foreign affairs has kept a relatively low profile over the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic and was last spotted out and about in January.

Julie stepped out to attend the Portsea Polo, alongside her partner David Panton. For the occasion, she wore a gorgeous monochrome ensemble. Her toned legs were on full display in the white pinstripe blazer and matching mini skirt, which she paired with black platform heels.

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All eyes were on Julie Bishop and her partner David Panton at the Portsea Polo. Source: Getty

Keeping it simple, yet classy, Julie accessorised with a black and white patterned handbag, which was slung over her shoulder, black dangly earrings and designer sunglasses. The former politician, posed confidently for photos alongside her David, who looked dapper in a white polo shirt, blue check jacket, black shorts and stylish white sneakers.

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