Julie Bishop stuns in $265k diamond jewels at exclusive charity 'do

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The who's who of Australia's A-list stepped out in the name of charity on Thursday night to attend the Sydney Children's Hospital's swanky Gold Dinner event.

Among the celebs at the Sydney soirée was former foreign minister Julie Bishop, who turned heads in a figure-hugging black gown and a whopping $265,000 worth of diamond jewellery.

Julie Bishop and David Panton attend the Gold Dinner 2021 for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop was joined by her boyfriend, David Panton at the Gold Dinner 2021 at Sydney Airport. Photo: Getty Images.

The 64-year-old sparkled in French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels' white gold and diamond 'Magic Alhambra' necklace ($224k) and matching earrings ($41k). Even when pre-owned, these luxury pieces still cost a pretty penny.

The ex-politician was accompanied by her boyfriend, David Panton, who was equally chic in a black tux. In between posing for photos, Julie took a moment to straighten her beau's bow tie.

The Gold Dinner, which took place in a custom-built perspex structure on the airfield at Sydney airport, raises funds to support mental health research and care at the Sydney Children's Hospital.

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Julie Bishop straighten's David Panton bow tie at the Gold Dinner 2021 for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Julie took a moment to straighten David's bow tie. Photo: Getty Images.

Guests were treated to a decadent Italian menu that included crudo of tuna, kingfish and salmon with a citrus dressing, wagyu beef cheek and classic tiramisu dessert.

Bringing a touch of Hollywood to the evening were the Hemsworth brothers Chris and Liam, who were joined by their partners Elsa Pataky and Gabriella Brooks respectively.

Also on hand at the fancy affair were Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne, veteran entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins and his girlfriend, Nicole Dale, and Olympic icon Ian Thorpe.

Today host Karl Stefanovic attended solo, without wife Jasmine Yarborough, while Lego Master's Hamish Blake had his beauty mogul wife, Zoë Foster Blake.

Check out all the famous faces — and their glam looks — below.

The Hemsworths

Lucy Damon, Lauren Phillips, Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth, Gabriella Brooks, Liam Hemsworth at the Gold Dinner 2021 for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: supplied.
Brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth with Elsa Pataky and Gabriella Brooks. Photo: supplied.

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne wears a red suit and pink shirt at the Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Rose Byrne rocked a red floral suit at the charity event. Photo: Getty Images.

Richard Wilkins and Nicola Dale

Nicola Dale wears a gold dress and Richard Wilkins wears a black tuxedo at the Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Nicola Dale and Richard Wilkins made a cute couple on the blue carpet. Photo: Getty Images.

Terri Biviano

Terri Biviano wears a white gown with a thigh-high split at the Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Designer and WAG Terri Biviano dared to bare in a white dress with a thigh-high split. Photo: Getty Images.

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe wears a black tuxedo at the Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Olympic icon Ian Thorpe was sleek in black. Photo: Getty Images.

Zoë Foster Blake and Hamish Blake

Zoe Foster Blake and Hamish Blake attend Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Zoë Foster Blake sparkled in an embellished frock alongside her suited-up husband, Hamish Blake. Photo: Getty Images.

Karl Stefanovic

Karl Stefanovic wears a black tuxedo at the Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Today's Karl Stefanovic went solo for the star-studded dinner. Photo: Getty Images.

Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli and Lisa Wipfli

Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli and wife Lisa Wipfli attend Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images.
Nova host and Celebrity Apprentice star Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli and wife Lisa Wipfli enjoyed their night out. Photo: Getty Images.

Sarah Jane Clarke

Sarah Jane Clarke wears a plunging orange gown at the Gold Dinner 2021 on June 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Former Sass & Bide designer Sarah Jane Clarke popped in an orange gown with a plunging neckline. Photo: Getty Images.

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