NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is a vision in blue at Australian Fashion Week

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As the old saying goes, the best revenge looks good.

And Gladys Berejiklian certainly showed her ‘dodgy’ ex-boyfriend Daryl Maguire on Thursday what he was missing when she caught the eye at Australian Fashion Week.

The New South Wales Premier, 50, was visionary in blue as she sat front row for a runway show at Carriageworks in Sydney.

Chic: Gladys Berejiklian definitely showed her ‘dodgy’ ex-boyfriend Daryl Maguire on Thursday what he was missing when she turned heads at Australian Fashion Week

She paired her dress with nude heels and styled her dark hair in a chic bob.

The politician sat next to her sister Mary Berejiklian and fashion manager Natalie Xenita in front of the Indigenous Fashion Projects runway.

Gladys, who has a reputation for ‘being married’, is believed to be single following her divorce from former Wagga Wagga MP Maguire.

In good company: The 50-year-old Prime Minister of New South Wales sat next to her sister Mary Berejiklian and fashion executive Natalie Xenita in front of the Indigenous Fashion Projects runway

In good company: The 50-year-old Prime Minister of New South Wales sat next to her sister Mary Berejiklian and fashion executive Natalie Xenita in front of the Indigenous Fashion Projects runway

Flying solo: Gladys, who has a reputation for 'being married', is believed to be single after her divorce from former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire

Flying solo: Gladys, who has a reputation for ‘being married’, is believed to be single after her divorce from former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire

Details: Gladys paired her dress with nude heels and styled her dark hair in a chic bob

Details: Gladys paired her dress with nude heels and styled her dark hair in a chic bob

Their romantic histories were revealed in October when Gladys admitted during an ICAC investigation that she had had a secret relationship with Maguire while he was in office.

At the time, Maguire was at the center of a corruption investigation amid allegations that he had used his position for personal gain.

While some feared her five-year involvement with the disgraced former MP would derail her political career, she came out relatively unscathed.

Dodgy Daz: Gladys' romance with Daryl Maguire (left) came to light in October when she admitted during an ICAC investigation that she had had a secret relationship with the disgraced former MP while he was in office

Dodgy Daz: Gladys’ romance with Daryl Maguire (left) came to light in October when she admitted during an ICAC investigation that she had had a secret relationship with the disgraced former MP while he was in office

Indeed, many women took pity on her and argued that she should not have been held responsible for her ex-partner’s misdeeds.

After being canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian Fashion Week, based mainly at Carriageworks in Sydney, is the first national fashion show to be held live anywhere in the world for over a year.

The five-day event coincides with the publication of an EY report, From High Fashion to High Vis, detailing the economic contribution of the Australian fashion and textile sector.

According to the Australian Fashion Council, which commissioned it, it is the most comprehensive study of the fashion and textile industry ever done in Australia.

It found that the industry generates $7.2 billion in export revenue for Australia, while the industry’s economic impact represents more than 1.5 percent of the national economy.

The survey also found that the industry employs nearly half a million Australians, more than mining and utilities, and 77 percent of the workforce is made up of women.

Australian Fashion Council CEO Leila Naja Hibri said the report highlights the economic strength of the fashion industry.

Scandal: Maguire found himself at the center of a corruption investigation at the time amid allegations that he had used his position for personal gain.  While some feared her five-year involvement with the disgraced former MP would derail her political career, Gladys came out relatively unscathed.

Scandal: Maguire found himself at the center of a corruption investigation at the time amid allegations that he had used his position for personal gain. While some feared her five-year involvement with the disgraced former MP would derail her political career, Gladys came out relatively unscathed.

“This groundbreaking report highlights the real economic strength of our dynamic and diverse industry,” said Ms Hibri.

“Until now, the all-embracing value of the industry’s economic contribution – and its predominately female workforce – has not been fully recognised.

“Now we can better understand the impact of this sector’s important role in Australia’s creative economy and the substantial potential of its future.”

This year’s Fashion Week will be the biggest since 2015, featuring Australia’s leading and emerging designers, as well as the collections of indigenous fashion designers.

The week will have a renewed focus on sustainability and it will also be the first time in its 25-year history to invite the public, with 41 runway shows, workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses and live podcasts.

Groundbreaking: After being canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian Fashion Week is the first national fashion show to be held live anywhere in the world for over a year.  Gladys was pictured on Thursday with fashion executive Natalie Xenita

Groundbreaking: After being canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian Fashion Week is the first national fashion show to be held live anywhere in the world for over a year. Gladys was pictured on Thursday with fashion executive Natalie Xenita

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