Home » Where are all her famous friends? Julie Bishop arrives to Australian Fashion Week solo and looks awkward in the front row as other guests chat to each other

Where are all her famous friends? Julie Bishop arrives to Australian Fashion Week solo and looks awkward in the front row as other guests chat to each other

She made a grand entrance at Australian Fashion Week on Monday in a feather dress and Dior heels. 

But Julie Bishop appeared a little awkward as she took in Day 1 of the event.

The ‘Minister of Fashion’, 67, was spotted sitting alone in the front row of the Viktoria & Woods Show at Carriageworks in Sydney after arriving solo.

Guests sitting either side of the former foreign minister appeared engrossed in their own conversations as she shuffled in her seat, pulling faces and expressing her opinions on different outfits displayed on the catwalk.

Ms. Bishop found a friend outside, and was spotted chatting with former editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Kellie Hush.

Julie Bishop arrived to Australian Fashion Week in Sydney on Monday solo and looked awkward in the front row as other guests chatted to each other 

Ms. Bishop, who was not joined by her new beau Stephen Gray at the shows, appeared to make an outfit change during the event, swapping out her $2,000 feathery black Rachel Gilbert dress for a brown coat, black turtleneck and trousers.

However, she continued to flaunt her $4,000 worth of designer accessories as she strutted her stuff down the street.  

The ex deputy leader of the Liberal Party looked effortlessly chic ahead of the first runway show that morning as she toted a $2,900 Louis Vuitton handbag and $1,490 Dior pumps.

The 'Minister of Fashion', 67, was spotted sitting alone in the front row of the Viktoria & Woods show

The ‘Minister of Fashion’, 67, was spotted sitting alone in the front row of the Viktoria & Woods show 

Guests sitting either side of the former foreign minister appeared engrossed in their own conversations as she shuffled in her seat

Guests sitting either side of the former foreign minister appeared engrossed in their own conversations as she shuffled in her seat

Ms. Bishop pulled faces and expressed her opinions on different outfits displayed on the catwalk

Ms. Bishop pulled faces and expressed her opinions on different outfits displayed on the catwalk

She also wore a fine gold necklace and pearl drop earrings, while her blonde hair was styled in a bouffant blow wave and short bangs.

Australian Fashion Week kicked off on Monday, with showcases from designer labels Albus Lumen, Viktoria & Woods, Rory William Docherty and Carla Zampatti.

Other brands scheduled to take the runway include Pip Edwards’ P.E Nation, Bec + Bridge, Acler, Anna Quan and Romance Was Born, to name a few. 

Ms. Bishop found a friend outside, and was spotted chatting with former editor-in-chief of Harper's BAZAAR Kellie Hush

Ms. Bishop found a friend outside, and was spotted chatting with former editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Kellie Hush 

Ms. Bishop, who was not joined by her new beau Stephen Gray at the shows, appeared to make an outfit change during the event, swapping out her $2,000 feathery black Rachel Gilbert dress for a brown coat, black turtleneck and trousers

Ms. Bishop, who was not joined by her new beau Stephen Gray at the shows, appeared to make an outfit change during the event, swapping out her $2,000 feathery black Rachel Gilbert dress for a brown coat, black turtleneck and trousers

Ms. Bishop, who was not joined by her new beau Stephen Gray at the shows, appeared to make an outfit change during the event, swapping out her $2,000 feathery black Rachel Gilbert dress for a brown coat, black turtleneck and trousers 

She also wore a fine gold necklace and pearl drop earrings, while her blonde hair was styled in a bouffant blow wave and short bangs

She also wore a fine gold necklace and pearl drop earrings, while her blonde hair was styled in a bouffant blow wave and short bangs 

Last week, Ms. Bishop was awarded Japan‘s highest honour, the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

She looked a vision of beauty in a deep purple satin gown as she stepped out at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. 

With her new beau Stephen on her arm in a series of Instagram photos, she received the award from Prime Minister Kishida Fumio during a very exclusive ceremony. 

Honoured to receive Japan’s highest award, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, at an investiture ceremony with His Majesty the Emperor and Prime Minister Kishida at the Imperial Palace Tokyo today,’ Julie captioned her post.