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Julie Bishop on fashion advice given by Vogue editor Anna Wintour 

‘I’ve taken her at her word’: Former Australian politician Julie Bishop reveals the surprising fashion advice given by Vogue editor Anna Wintour

Julie Bishop is the former Minister for Foreign Affairs who has since become a fashion icon. 

Speaking to Australian newspaper The Sun-Herald this weekend, the 63-year-old revealed the surprising fashion advice she was given by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Julie, who is known for her crisp blazers and designer heels, said that after meeting the British-American journalist, 70, in 2019, she now can’t live without sneakers.

‘I’ve taken her at her word’: Former Australian politician Julie Bishop (right), 63, revealed in Australian newspaper The Sun-Herald, the surprising fashion advice given by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (left), 70. Pictured at the 2019 Australian Open 

During her interview with the newspaper’s lift-out Sunday Life Magazine, Julie was asked whether there’s a current fashion trend she likes.

‘When Anna Wintour was here for last year’s Australian Open and was asked about future trends, she said wearing sneakers. I’ve taken her at her word,’ she responded.

Julie said she lives in ‘Armani, Louis Vuitton and Isabel Marant sneakers’ amid the coronavirus pandemic, whereas previously it was ‘Aquazzura black stiletto pumps’. 

Luxury: Julie is known for her polished appearance and envy-inducing designer wardrobe

Surprising choice: Julie said Anna is in favour of sneakers

Comfortable flats: Julie, who is known for her polished appearance, said that after meeting the British-American journalist, 70, in 2019, she now can’t live without sneakers 

Advice: 'When Anna Wintour was here for last year's Australian Open and was asked about future trends, she said wearing sneakers. I've taken her at her word,' Julie told The Sun-Herald

Advice: ‘When Anna Wintour was here for last year’s Australian Open and was asked about future trends, she said wearing sneakers. I’ve taken her at her word,’ Julie told The Sun-Herald

Elsewhere in the interview, the former deputy leader of the Liberal Party revealed Amal Clooney to be her style muse, describing her as ‘classic’ and ‘sophisticated’. 

‘We had lunch one day in London and she wore a beautiful tweed suit; I also saw her in New York where we both wore simple black dresses. Her clothes always seem appropriate for the occasion,’ she said. 

Throughout her career, Julie’s fashion-forward ensembles have often attracted just as many headlines as her political endeavours. 

Comfy, but make it fashion: Julie lives in 'Armani, Louis Vuitton and Isabel Marant sneakers' amid the coronavirus pandemic, whereas previously it was 'Aquazzura black stiletto pumps'

Comfy, but make it fashion: Julie lives in ‘Armani, Louis Vuitton and Isabel Marant sneakers’ amid the coronavirus pandemic, whereas previously it was ‘Aquazzura black stiletto pumps’

Taking notes: Elsewhere in the interview, Julie revealed Amal Clooney (pictured in April 2019) to be her style muse, describing her as 'classic' and 'sophisticated'

Taking notes: Elsewhere in the interview, Julie revealed Amal Clooney (pictured in April 2019) to be her style muse, describing her as ‘classic’ and ‘sophisticated’ 

Reputation: Throughout her career, Julie's fashion-forward ensembles have often attracted just as many headlines as her political endeavours. Pictured in February 2019

Reputation: Throughout her career, Julie’s fashion-forward ensembles have often attracted just as many headlines as her political endeavours. Pictured in February 2019

In a previous interview with News.com.au, Julie described her style as ‘classic’.

‘[It] hasn’t changed a great deal over the years in the sense that I dress in a pretty classic way,’ she said.

Referencing Giorgio Armani in Sydney, Julie revealed: ‘I have a favourite designer and I often contact them, they’ll send me photographs of things and I’ll choose it.’  

Julie also said that she’s been collecting ‘investment pieces’ over the years, but tries to ‘live within’ her means.  

Stance: Julie previously described her style as 'classic' in an interview with News.com.au: '[It] hasn't changed a great deal over the years in the sense that I dress in a pretty classic way'

Stance: Julie previously described her style as ‘classic’ in an interview with News.com.au: ‘[It] hasn’t changed a great deal over the years in the sense that I dress in a pretty classic way’ 

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