Samantha Armytage leads a celebrity tribute to the late Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti

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Samantha Armytage and a host of Australian stars and personalities have shared a moving tribute to the late Australian designer Carla Zampatti after her shocking death.

Former Sunrise co-host Sam, 44, wrote a poignant post on Instagram Saturday after Carla’s passing was revealed.

Sam, who wore a Carla dress on her wedding day a few months ago, wrote that she was “absolutely devastated about the loss of my beautiful girlfriend.”

'Absolutely devastated by the loss of my beautiful friend': Samantha Armytage led a tribute to the late Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti on Saturday, after the designer died a week after her horror fall at the opera.

‘Absolutely devastated by the loss of my beautiful friend’: Samantha Armytage led a tribute to the late Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti on Saturday, after the designer died a week after her horror fall at the opera.

“Absolutely devastated about the loss of my beautiful friend Carla Zampatti this morning,” Sam’s post began.

“She was a creative genius, a wonderfully generous elegant woman and was certainly part of many of my favorite memories.”

She concluded: ‘She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. And will live on forever in my heart and my wardrobe. Vale Carla. ‘

She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.  And will live on forever in my heart and my wardrobe.  Vale Carla, ”Sam wrote.  Carla is pictured in 2019 at a fashion event in Sydney

She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.  And will live on forever in my heart and my wardrobe.  Vale Carla, ”Sam wrote.  Carla is pictured in 2019 at a fashion event in Sydney

She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. And will live on forever in my heart and my wardrobe. Vale Carla, ”Sam wrote. Carla is pictured in 2019 at a fashion event in Sydney

Tribute: Sam wore a Carla dress on her wedding day just a few months ago.  Sam shared photos of herself wearing some of Carla's designs in the post (photo)

Tribute: Sam wore a Carla dress on her wedding day just a few months ago.  Sam shared photos of herself wearing some of Carla's designs in the post (photo)

Tribute: Sam wore a Carla dress on her wedding day just a few months ago. Sam shared photos of herself wearing some of Carla’s designs in the post (photo)

'She was a creative genius, a wonderfully generous elegant woman and was certainly part of many of my favorite memories,' said Sam

'She was a creative genius, a wonderfully generous elegant woman and was certainly part of many of my favorite memories,' said Sam

‘She was a creative genius, a wonderfully generous elegant woman and was certainly part of many of my favorite memories,’ said Sam

Sam shared photos of herself with some of Carla’s designs in the post.

Today, additional presenter David Campbell also shared a tribute to Carla, calling her an ‘icon’.

“I just heard that Carla Zampatti died of her fall. This is so tragic, ” he tweeted.

She was a true pioneer of fashion in Australia. A class act. She was an icon who lived with grace. So very sad for her family. ‘

Speaking: Today, additional presenter David Campbell also shared a tribute to Carla, calling her an 'icon'

Speaking: Today, additional presenter David Campbell also shared a tribute to Carla, calling her an 'icon'

Speaking: Today, additional presenter David Campbell also shared a tribute to Carla, calling her an ‘icon’

Actress Magda Szubanski also shared a tribute and tweeted: So very sad to hear about Carla Zampatti’s death. ‘

“Such a lovely woman who has dressed me a few times with great elegance and empathy,” she said.

She concluded: ‘Her tailoring was impeccable and her style was divine. My deepest condolences to her family. ‘

Upset: Actress Magda Szubanski also shared a tribute and tweeted: So very sad to hear about Carla Zampatti's death '

Upset: Actress Magda Szubanski also shared a tribute and tweeted: So very sad to hear about Carla Zampatti's death '

Upset: Actress Magda Szubanski also shared a tribute and tweeted: So very sad to hear about Carla Zampatti’s death ‘

Paying her respects: NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian also said the 'world will never be the same without Carla'

Paying her respects: NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian also said the 'world will never be the same without Carla'

Paying her respects: NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian also said the ‘world will never be the same without Carla’

NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian also said that ‘the world will never be the same without Carla’.

The world will never be the same without Carla Zampatti. Talented, generous and inspiring. A true pioneer in every way. Rest in peace.’

“Very sad to hear that our dear friend Carla Zampatti has passed away,” wrote former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

‘Very sad to hear about the death of our dear friend Carla Zampatti’, wrote former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

‘One of our greatest Australians – brilliant, innovative, elegant, creative. It epitomizes the success of our remarkable multicultural nation. Our compassion and love are with her family. ‘

Respected designer Carla, 78, passed away on Saturday.

She died after falling down the stairs while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera in Sydney Harbor last week.

Goodbye: 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 (pictured)

Goodbye: 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 (pictured)

Goodbye: 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 (pictured)

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 again.

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.

Statement: Carla's death was confirmed via a statement on her official Instagram account on Saturday

Statement: Carla's death was confirmed via a statement on her official Instagram account on Saturday

Statement: Carla’s death was confirmed via a statement on her official Instagram account on Saturday

“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.”

Tragic: According to The Daily Telegraph, she fell into a coma and never woke up again

Tragic: According to The Daily Telegraph, she fell into a coma and never woke up again

Tragic: According to The Daily Telegraph, she fell into a coma and never woke up again