She designed clothes that were feminine and appealing to women, and had wide appeal among women around the world.
– It is with great sadness that we confirm Carla’s death. She is Australia’s most successful designer, starting her brand in 1965. Carla has long been hailed for making Australian women feel confident and elegant through her design, tailoring and understanding of the modern woman , the family writes on Instagram.
Fell over the stairs and lost consciousness
It was during a visit to the Sydney Opera House in Australia that things went wrong. She had just experienced the opera “La Traviata” and was on her way down one of the stairs. In the last step, she fell over and lost consciousness, writes Australian media.
Despite prompt medical attention and treatment at Sydney St Vincent Hospital, life could not be saved. She died at the hospital a week after the tragic fall.
Carla Zampatti was originally from Italy, but eventually settled in Australia with her family in the 1960s. She was twice married to Leo Schuman, and a former Australian lawyer, politician and diplomat, John Spender.
– Designed clothes for women who fought for liberation
The 78-year-old was the mother of three children and had nine grandchildren. On the official memorial page it says, among other things:
– She continued as a businesswoman through enormous radical and social changes, and designed clothing for women who fought for liberation through the women’s rights movement in the 1960s to empower women in management, in the workplace, at home and at major life events., it is said in the memoir about the legendary fashion designer.
– Carla was an icon for the fashion industry
Zampatti’s designs have been used by some of Australia’s most influential women, including Princess Mary of Denmark, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, actress Nicole Kidman and New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, writes The Guardian.
– We have lost a really great and inspiring Australian. Carla was an icon for the fashion industry, a pioneer as an entrepreneur and a champion of multicultural Australia. It was our great honor to have known her, says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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