State Funeral for Carla Zampatti AC

Published: 9 Apr 2021

The State Funeral for Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti AC will be held in Sydney at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, 15 April at 10:30am. 

The family accepted the NSW Government’s offer of a State Funeral, following the death of the legendary fashion designer and businesswoman at the age of 78.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Carla was a trailblazer in every respect and a role model for generations of Australians. 

Ms 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 Ms 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, which is the highest honour in the Australian fashion industry.

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. If seating reaches Cathedral capacity, guests will be invited to watch the service via live stream. 

Find out more details about the service, the live stream and the online condolence book.

For those attending the funeral, COVID-19 health measures will need to be adhered to, including check in via the QR Code on entry to the Cathedral.

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