Gladys Berejiklian rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s most stylish figures at an Australian Fashion Week event in Sydney on Thursday, and despite being out of her political comfort zone, the New South Wales premier held her own among the celebrity elite.
While we’re used to seeing the premier in structured, conservative clothing, often in hues of black, grey and navy, Berejiklian stepped out in a bright, figure-hugging blue frock for the Indigenous Fashion Projects show at the Carriageworks arts centre. According to Vogue Australia fashion features director Alice Birrell, Gladys’ dress, which featured fluted sleeves, was crafted by Sydney-based designer Karen Gee, news.com.au reports.
The premier paired the ensemble with simple, nude heels, and wore her brunette locks out straight.
She was accompanied by her younger sister Mary Berejiklian, who opted for black leather pants and a silk blouse for the fashion event. She finished off the edgy look with a black coat, which she draped over her shoulders, and a pair of ankle boots.
Following the event, Gladys told reporters: “It was wonderful to see so many talented designers at the Indigenous Fashion Projects show, which featured the incredible collections of six First Nations designers.”
Gladys isn’t the only pollie that’s been spotted out and about during Australia Fashion Week the last few days. Julie Bishop has commanded attention on two, separate outings over the past week. On Monday, the former foreign affairs minister pulled out all the stops for an appearance at the Jordan Dalah show.
Bishop proved once again that you can’t go wrong by keeping things simple, pairing navy-blue trousers that showed off her trim figure, with a see-through matching navy lace top with bell sleeves. She finished off the look with some heels and a pair of shimmering drop earrings, and wore her hair in an elegant up-style.
A few days later, Julie wowed crowds once again, this time stepping out in a skin-tight leopard-print dress. The boldly patterned outfit also featured a notable sheen, giving off a leather-like wet look. While it’s unclear who the designer is, the outfit no doubt turned many heads at the event.