Phoebe Burgess pays tribute to Carla Zampatti and will keep the designer’s pieces for her daughter

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Phoebe Burgess pays tribute to Carla Zampatti and says she will keep the designer’s designs for her daughter Poppy, four, when she grows up – after the icon’s shock death at the age of 78

Phoebe Burgess has paid tribute to Carla Zampatti following her death at the age of 78 on Saturday.

The 31-year-old influencer posted two photos on Instagram showing her favorite pieces from the designer: a red top with puff sleeves and white pants.

She wrote, “We all have a” Carla “moment. I remember watching my own mom dress up for balls or parties – her favorite pieces were always a ‘Carla’.

Tribute: Phoebe Burgess (pictured) has paid tribute to Carla Zampatti following her death at the age of 78 on Saturday.  The 31-year-old influencer posted two photos on Instagram showing her favorite piece of the designer: a red top with puff sleeves.

Tribute: Phoebe Burgess (pictured) has paid tribute to Carla Zampatti following her death at the age of 78 on Saturday. The 31-year-old influencer posted two photos on Instagram showing her favorite piece of the designer: a red top with puff sleeves.

My mother would name the pieces; “my Carla shirt,” “the Carla shawl,” “my white Carlas” (for her favorite pair of pants). And when I started my own small career, I invested in ‘Carla’ pieces for my growing real-world wardrobe, outside of college.

A piece by Carla Zampatti has always been synonymous with timeless dressing, confidence and presence, daring moments combined with the classics (see red top).

“Her beautiful lines transcended celebrity seasons and trends, and so did her legacy as her label in our wardrobes.”

Loves it: The 31-year-old influencer posted two photos on Instagram showing her favorite pieces from the designer: a red top with puff sleeves and white pants.  Phoebe added that she will keep the outfits for when her daughter, Poppy, four, grows up

Loves it: The 31-year-old influencer posted two photos on Instagram showing her favorite pieces from the designer: a red top with puff sleeves and white pants.  Phoebe added that she will keep the outfits for when her daughter, Poppy, four, grows up

Loves it: The 31-year-old influencer posted two photos on Instagram showing her favorite pieces from the designer: a red top with puff sleeves and white pants. Phoebe added that she will keep the outfits for when her daughter, Poppy, four, grows up

Phoebe added that she will keep the outfits for when her daughter, Poppy, four, grows up.

I’ll hold onto my ‘Carlas’ for my Poppy and hope they give her as much confidence, strength and joy as her mother.

Thank you Carla for the class and the confidence that your creations have given my mother, me and generations of Australian women. Forever a fan, we will miss you very much. ‘

Carla tragically died a week after falling down the stairs while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera in Sydney Harbor.

Tragic: Carla tragically died a week after falling down the stairs while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera in Sydney Harbor

Tragic: Carla tragically died a week after falling down the stairs while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera in Sydney Harbor

Tragic: Carla tragically died a week after falling down the stairs while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera in Sydney Harbor

She was knocked unconscious after falling on the bottom steps of the stairs and then rushed to hospital but could not be rescued.

Carla’s daughter Bianca was one of the first to share her heartbreaking tribute after her mother’s death on Saturday.

“Today I lost my mother, my inspiration, my mentor and my friend,” fashion designer Bianca wrote alongside two family photos on Instagram. “I’m lost for words and devastated.”

Late Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti's daughter Bianca (right) shared heartbreaking tribute after her mother's death on Saturday

Late Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti's daughter Bianca (right) shared heartbreaking tribute after her mother's death on Saturday

Late Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti’s daughter Bianca (right) shared heartbreaking tribute after her mother’s death on Saturday

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