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Carla Zampatti

How Carla Zampatti pioneered wearable yet cosmopolitan clothes for women, and became a fashion icon

With the sudden death of Carla Zampatti, Australia has lost perhaps its most successful and loved fashion designer. Zampatti was that rare beast who had inter-generational relevance. She celebrated her 55th year in business before COVID lockdown, in early 2020. She had not retired when she died at 78. The outpourings of condolence on social media channels since her death (due to injuries sustained in a fall at the Sydney Opera) indicate the high esteem in which she was held nationally. Comments fall into two groups: a much loved designer who made clothes women wanted to wear; and a woman who...

Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti dies at 78

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti, known for elegant designs and efforts to empower women over more than half a century, has died aged 78 after a fall in Sydney, her family said on Saturday. Actors Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, as well as former prime minister Julia...