Courtney Allan

Julie Bishop struts the red carpet in daring red gown – and debuts new hairstyle

Julie Bishop, former foreign minister, has stunned onlookers as she attended the InStyle magazine Women of Style Awards on Wednesday night.

Bishop stepped out in a fitted, asymmetric ruby red dress, as well as sporting a new hairstyle.

Bishop was there to present an award to the winner of the Style Vanguard award at the event, which went to P.E. Nation designers Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning.

She spoke to the Daily Telegraph's Sydney Confidential about her new hair, as well who she thinks will win the federal election.

“New career, new hair. Short hair, don’t care”, she said.

“I would never write off the Coalition, that would be a very big mistake. I’m looking forward to the Coalition winning the election.

“It’s good to be able to stand back and watch it as I’m moving into my post-political career.”

The star-studded event was also attended by a range of celebrities, including Sunrise host Samantha Armytage, personal trainer Michelle Bridges, The Daily Edition’s Sally Obermeder, The Morning Show host Kylie Gillies, Sunday Night’s Melissa Doyle and Studio 10’s Angela Bishop.

To see more fashionable moments from the star-studded evening, scroll through the gallery above.