Fashion designer Carla Zampatti has died aged 78

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Fashion designer Carla Zampatti has died at the age of 78, a week after she ‘fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious’ at the Sydney opera

Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti passed away on Saturday.

Carla, who was 78, died after falling down the stairs while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera in Sydney Harbor last week.

She was reportedly knocked unconscious after falling on the bottom steps of the stairs and then rushed to hospital.

According to the Daily Telegraph, she fell into a coma and never woke up.

Carla’s death was confirmed on Saturday via a statement posted to her official Instagram account.

“Today it is with great sadness that we announce the death of fashion icon Carla Zampatti AC,” they wrote.

“Carla is Australia’s most successful and sustainable fashion designer, launching her eponymous label in 1965,” it continued.

Carla has long been celebrated for making Australian women feel confident and elegant through her exceptional design, tailoring and understanding of the modern woman.

A champion of Australian women and a multicultural success story, she continued to thrive as a businesswoman through massive radical and social changes, designing clothing for women fighting for liberation through the women’s rights movement in the 1960s to empower women in leadership today. , in the workplace, in their home and at major life events. ‘

They concluded: “The family invites you to share your memories on Carla Zampatti’s condolence page via the link in the bio.”

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