Beauty & Style

Mon, 27 Aug, 2018Over60

Julie Bishop’s iconic outfits as the Foreign Affairs Minister

Julie Bishop has stepped down from her role as the Foreign Affairs Minister following a chaotic week in Canberra, which saw Scott Morrison appointed as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister.

Bishop was Australia’s first female politician to be appointed Foreign Affairs Minister and in the past five years, her role has seen her travel around the world to meet foreign leaders.

Following the 62-year-old’s resignation, Malcolm Turnbull tweeted: “Today we have lost Australia’s finest Foreign Minister @JulieBishopMP … she has been and remains an inspiring role model for women here and around the world”.

Her shadow counterpart Penny Wong described Bishop’s work as “trailblazing”.

“I pay tribute to Julie Bishop for her trailblazing role as the first Australian woman to be Minister for Foreign Affairs.

“For five years she has dedicated her life to our nation with a tireless work ethic and exhausting travel schedule,” Wong said in a statement.

As Bishop travelled the world to promote her country and maintain international relations, her style has been both praised and scrutinised.

After being dubbed the “Fashion Minister” for her extravagant designer wardrobe, Bishop previously defended her choice of style while fulfilling her duties.

“I don’t think we should apologise for our interest in fashion,” she told Stellar magazine last year. “I have always loved fashion and beautiful clothes and magazines. That doesn’t mean I can’t have a serious career and hold deeply complex, serious conversations about world events with people.”

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of Julie Bishop's most memorable outfits as the Foreign Affairs Minister.