Feminist, immigrant, icon: how Carla Zampatti built her fashion legacy | Peter McNeil for The Conversation

Feminist, immigrant, icon: how Carla Zampatti built her fashion legacy |  Peter McNeil for The Conversation

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Zampatti designed extremely wearable clothes for working women

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 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 supported the next generation as well as those who worked for her.

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