Carla Maria ZAMPATTI, OA, AM

Born: 19/5/1942

Special Achievements:

Carla Zampatti is a prominent Australian fashion designer who was the first woman appointed as Chairperson of SBS television in 1999

1965 - Produced her first collection.
Bulletin/Qantas Business Woman of the Year Award.
1987 - Member of the Order of Australia for service to fashion and manufacture.
1999 - First woman appointed as Chairperson of SBS Television.
2001 Centenary medal for service to Australian society in business leadership.
2009 - Companion of the Order of Australia.
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
2008 - Australian Fashion Laureate.

Additional Information:

1994 - Voted 'Designer of the Year 'in the FIA Awards. Believed to be the first woman designer asked to design a car for the women's market (Laser - 1985).


  • References

    Dainty, Suellen.  (2002, November).  Carla Zampatti’s Roman Holiday.  The Australian Women’s Weekly, 78-82.

  • References

    Desmond, Rosemary.  (2012, August-September).  Grand Designs.  50 something, 18-19.

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