Our first lady of Aussie fashion Julie Bishop, 64, goes ultra glam in an orange leopard print dress at Fashion Week

Her fashion knows no bounds - in the best way.
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Julie Bishop has given her followers yet another reason to believe she is Australia’s honorary first lady of fashion.

After a strong kick-off for AfterPay Fashion Week Australia in another eye-catching navy blue dress, the former Foreign Affairs Minister one-upped herself with a standout bright orange dress with a bold leopard print.

And yes, she pulled it off to perfection.

Attending day three of the fashion-filled week, Julie shared several snaps from a particularly memorable runway show, which showcased First Nationals Fashion and Design.

Snapped with special guest Jessica Mauboy (who also looked chic in a camel-toned shirt-dress), Julie looked stunning in the skin-tight knee-length leopard print dress, featuring a high collar and iridescent texture.

Designed by couture and ready-to-wear label Meraki, based in Claremont, you couldn’t deny the former politician being the ultimate poster-woman for Australian fashion.

Julie Bishop looked stunning in this Meraki printed dress.


Sharing the images to her Instagram, Julie wrote: “Brilliant runway from First Nations Fashion and Design @ausfashionweek.”

She then tagged each showcasing designer, including Grace Lillian Lee, Amber Days and Ngarru Miimi.

In the carousel of pics, Julie also shared a close up of her perfectly styled hair.

The 60s-style up-do featured a midi bun pinned effortlessly.

Her unique golden drop earrings were the cherry on top of a very glamorous cake.

Perfectly primped hair.


Of course, this isn’t the first time Julie has wowed us with a striking dress.

The 64-year-old wore another leopard print dress back in May while attending a corporate lunch event.

Julie rocked another leopard print dress in May.


At the time, it was a unique feat to see her in such a bold and brave print (and nailing it at that), but as Fashion Week continues in Sydney, it seems she’s well and truly earned her spots.

If you’re up for channelling Julie’s striking style, shop our favourite leopard print styles below:

Topshop Animal Print Jersey Midi Dress, $80. Buy it online here

ASOS DESIGN Square Neck Dress In Mini Leopard Print, $56. Buy it online here

Reverse Leopard Midi Dress, $26.99. Buy it online here

Atmos&Here Mia Mini Dress, $30 (on sale). Buy it online via The Iconic here

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