• Carla Zampatti AC
    Carla Zampatti AC

Australian fashion pioneer Carla Zampatti will be honoured in a State Funeral in Sydney at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, 15 April. 

Zampatti's family accepted the NSW Government’s offer of a State Funeral, following her death on April 03 at the age of 78.

Zampatti was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 for service to the fashion industry as a designer and manufacturer.

She was also made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her service through leadership and management roles in the fashion and retail property sectors, multicultural broadcasting, and as a role model and mentor to women.

In 1980 Zampatti was Australian Businesswoman of the Year, and in 2008 she was awarded the Australian Fashion Laureate Award, an initiative of the NSW Government and IMG Fashion. 

Upon the announcement of her death, the industry and the wider Australian public expressed their condolences and reflected upon memories with Zampatti, a collection of which can be read here. 

The State Funeral will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral at 10:30am and will be live streamed.

Doors will open at 9:30am and guests will need to be seated by 10:15am sharp.

General public are welcome to attend and will be accommodated inside the Cathedral where possible. 

Once at full capacity, additional guests will be invited to watch the service via live stream. 

COVID-19 safety measures will be in place for those attending the funeral in person. 

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