Carla Zampatti

Fashion designer

1942 –


Who is Carla Zampatti?

Carla Maria Zampatti AC is an Italian-Australian fashion designer and businesswoman.

Carla Zampatti is Executive Chairman of Carla Zampatti Pty Limited. She is also a Trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation Trust, and is a Board Member of the Australian Multicultural Foundation.

Born in Lovero, Italy, Carla settled with her family in Australia in 1950. In 1965, she produced her first small collection for Zampatti Pty Limited, followed two years later by a national launch, and in 1970, by the establishment of Carla Zampatti Limited.

Carla opened her first boutique in 1972 in Surry Hills, Sydney Australia. Over the next 3 years the Mosman, Double Bay and Elizabeth Street Sydney boutiques were opened, growing the Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd company to create a chain of 30 Carla Zampatti boutiques and concept stores across Australia. With the growth of the label, Zampatti moved into David Jones in 1990 and Myer stores in 1992. Australian singer of Italian descent, Tina Arena is known to wear her pieces as well.

In 1973 Carla became one of the first Australian designers to introduce swimwear into her collection.

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May 19, 1942
  • Australia

on July 23, 2013


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