Julie Bishop, 66, stuns in just a jacket and tights: 'Love it'

The former foreign minister channelled her inner Carrie Bradshaw.

Australian politician Julie Bishop is known for making bold fashion choices, and she made a splash on Saturday with her latest photoshoot. The former foreign minister, 66, posed in a set of bold outfits to celebrate International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8.

For her Stellar cover, the David Jones ambassador looked striking as she leaned against a wall in a long, pale blue Ganni jacket and a pair of sheer black stockings. She finished her polarising look off with shiny black heels and two small diamond hoop earrings.

Julie Bishop at an event
Julie Bishop has divided with her bold new look. Photo: Getty

In her chat with the magazine, she spilled that the shoot was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) pose for her book cover on Sex And The City.

“I’ve always been a fan of Sex And The City,” she explained. “I felt the story about the connection between the four women who were going through different stages of their lives was very powerful," she told the publication.


“[In season five], Sumatran styled Carrie for her book cover, and she had achieved what she set out to — she finished a book about her life, and it was that sense of achievement that’s reflected in a rather powerful pose of the tuxedo jacket and the stockings and heels.”

Julie also explained her new role as a “friend” of David Jones, telling the magazine she was reclaiming space in the fashion industry as a 66-year-old woman.

"The designs and the models and the stylists [usually] focus on one demographic; I’m from one that is generally under-represented. I think David Jones appreciates that, as well," she said.

"Style doesn’t age. Women were considered to have a shelf life, and women in media know this better than most. I think we’ve smashed that paradigm. Now you can be an achiever in whatever you set out to do. You can be fashionable at any age."


When snaps from her photoshoot were shared on Instagram, some people praised her choice to forgo pants or a skirt.

“Wooo hooo JB…looking STUNNING,” one person gushed.

“Love it, Julie is very lovely,” another added.

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