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Australian designer, Carla Zampatti has died aged 78, a week after falling at an event



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Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti,78, has died one week after a horror fall while attending the opening night of the La Traviata opera at Sydney Harbour last week.

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

According to the Daily Telegraph, she went into a coma after the fall and never woke up.

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The unhappy information of the designer’s dying on Saturday was confirmed on her official Instagram.

“It’s with great sadness that we announce the death of fashion icon Carla Zampatti AC today,” the instagram post reads.

“Carla is Australia’s most successful and enduring 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.

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“A champion of Australian women and a multicultural success story, she continued to thrive as a businesswoman through enormous radical and social change, designing clothes for women fighting for liberation through the women’s rights movement in the 1960s to empowering women today in leadership, the workplace, in their home and at major life events.”

They finished: “The family invite you to share your memories on the Carla Zampatti condolence page through the link in bio.”

Tributes from public figure have been pouring in since the sad news was announced on Saturday.

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The former Australian Prime Minister wrote “‘Very sad to learn of our dear friend Carla Zampatti’s passing.

“One of our greatest Australians – brilliant, innovative, elegant, creative. Embodying the success of our remarkable multicultural nation. Our sympathy and love are with her family.”

Today Extra host David Campbell  wrote on twitter “I am just hearing Carla Zampatti has died from her fall. This is so tragic. She was a true pioneer in fashion in Australia. A class act. She was an icon who lived with grace. So very sad for her family.”

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian tweeted: ‘The world will never be the same without Carla Zampatti. Talented, generous and inspiring. A true trailblazer in every respect. Rest In Peace.’

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