Carla Zampatti is hospitalized in Sydney after falling down the stairs in the opera house

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Fashion designer Carla Zampatti, 78, is hospitalized after she ‘fell down stairs and passed out’ at the Sydney Opera House

Carla Zampatti was rushed to hospital after falling down the stairs at the opera on Friday night.

The 78-year-old fashion designer was attending the opening night of La Traviata in Sydney Harbor when she was reportedly knocked unconscious after falling on the bottom steps of a flight of stairs.

She has been taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital and will remain there for observation.

Hospitalization: Fashion designer Carla Zampatti (pictured) was hospitalized after falling down the stairs at the Sydney opera house on Friday, according to reports

Hospitalization: Fashion designer Carla Zampatti (pictured) was hospitalized after falling down the stairs at the Sydney opera house on Friday, according to reports

Rory Jeffes, CEO of Opera Australia, said The Sydney Morning Heraldstaff took care of Mrs. Zampatti until an ambulance arrived.

“I understand they were just taking care of her, she seemed to be in and out of consciousness and so they made her feel comfortable until the ambulance arrived,” he said.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Carla Zampatti for comment.

Incident: She was attending the opening night of La Traviata in Sydney Harbor when she was knocked unconscious after falling on the bottom steps of a staircase

Incident: She was attending the opening night of La Traviata in Sydney Harbor when she was knocked unconscious after falling on the bottom steps of a staircase

Incident: She was attending the opening night of La Traviata in Sydney Harbor when she was knocked unconscious after falling on the bottom steps of a staircase

Carla Zampatti’s name is synonymous with Australian fashion.

The high-end designer was born in Italy and emigrated to Western Australia in 1950 when she was about eight years old.

She previously said that her desire to show her adopted country her talents was the driving force behind her successful career.

“Economic, social, lifestyle – migration has been a huge benefit to this country,” she said.

In the hospital: the moddoyenne has been taken to St. Vincent's Hospital and will remain there for observation

In the hospital: the moddoyenne has been taken to St. Vincent's Hospital and will remain there for observation

In the hospital: the moddoyenne has been taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital and will remain there for observation

‘This country is an economic force these days and I believe it is mainly because of the wonderful contributions that are hard-working ambitious [immigrants bring]

She said that when someone arrives in a new country, there is often a desire to demonstrate their worth to the land.

‘It is interesting to come to a new country, you are an outsider and you want to prove to the country that adopted you how good you are – that was my motivation and I believe that everyone who arrives in this country has an ambition about how they can add value to the land. ‘

'She seemed to be in and out of consciousness': Rory Jeffes, CEO of Opera Australia, told The Sydney Morning Herald that staff looked after Ms. Zampatti until an ambulance arrived.

'She seemed to be in and out of consciousness': Rory Jeffes, CEO of Opera Australia, told The Sydney Morning Herald that staff looked after Ms. Zampatti until an ambulance arrived.

‘She seemed to be in and out of consciousness’: Rory Jeffes, CEO of Opera Australia, told The Sydney Morning Herald that staff looked after Ms. Zampatti until an ambulance arrived.

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