The Midas Touch: What Julia Gillard’s Shoes Say about Her
Cinderella’s prince found the glass slipper, but Aboriginal activist Pat Eatock snared the PM’s blue suede shoe.
Eatock nabbed the size 36 Midas pump after Prime Minister Julia Gillard lost it during the Australia Day protest in Canberra yesterday.
Protesters have abandoned initial plans to sell it on eBay in favour of returning it to Gillard as a gesture of goodwill, but in the meantime the shoe offers an insight into the PMs leadership style.
Midas is an Australian brand, so the shoe demonstrates Gillard’s commitment to our country and its local industry, which she also reinforces in a fashion sense through her her support of designers such as Carla Zampatti in Sydney and Aurelio Costarella in Perth, who both helped dress her last year for the Royal Wedding in London. (Read more)