Carla Zampatti 


NGV International | 22 September, 6.30pm | Ticketed event
Iconic Australian fashion designer and business woman, Carla Zampatti will be staging a gala evening in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in celebration of her 50th year in the Australian fashion industry.
Commencing in 1965, Carla Zampatti soon established a loyal following for her streamlined designs with an emphasis on tailoring. Women were moving in to the work force and the growing momentum of the women’s lib movement was the perfect timing for women looking for a new wardrobe to represent the times.

Posted 17 August 2015

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Carla Zampatti has achieved many accolades over the past 50 years, including winning the first Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year, designing a car for the Ford Company, being featured on an Australia Post postage stamp, being appointed the first female Chairman of SBS and in 2016 Carla Zampatti will be dressing the staff of Westpac in a new look to be seen across Australia.
The gala evening at the NGV will commence with the launch of a pictorial coffee table book showcasing the history of the Carla Zampatti brand over the last 50 years.
Guests will be entertained with a fashion show of the Carla Zampatti Spring/Summer 2015 collection showcasing the brand’s signature strong tones, lean tailoring and feminine forms. The performance will culminate with a series of fashion vignettes from the Sydney Dance Company, one of the artistic organisations that Carla Zampatti supports as part of her philanthropic pursuits.
The evening will conclude with award winning ABC journalist Virginia Trioli hosting a questions and answers session with Carla Zampatti, exploring the last 50 years from Carla’s perspective, as well as what the future may hold for the brand, and the Australian fashion industry.
In a coup for the NGV, Carla will be donating a selection of archival pieces from the last 50 years to the Gallery’s renowned Australian Fashion and Textiles collection.
The gala evening will take place on at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 in the Great Hall, NGV International.  Tickets are $95 per person and include champagne and canapés.  Bookings are limited.
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