Carla Zampatti to be honoured with state funeral
Fashion icon Carla Zampatti will be honoured with a state funeral, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced.
In a statement released this morning, Ms Berejiklian described Ms Zampatti as “generous” and “inspiring”.
“The family of Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti AC has accepted the NSW Government’s offer of a State Funeral,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Carla was talented, generous and inspiring. A true trailblazer in every respect.
“On behalf of the people of NSW, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Carla.”
Ms Zampatti passed away yesterday, aged 78, following a week in hospital after a fall at the opera.
She was attending the gala premiere of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour last Friday, March 27, when she fell on the bottom two steps of a staircase and hit her head.
Zampatti is survived by her three children – Alexander Schuman, Bianca Spender who is also a fashion designer, and Allegra Spender – and nine grandchildren
A condolence page has been set up, with tributes already flowing in from friends, fans and clients.