This year marks the 50th anniversary of fashion house, Carla Zampatti.
As one of Australia’s most influential fashion designers, Carla Zampatti creates high end designer fashion with a distinct signature style. To celebrate fifty exciting and innovative years, Booktopia is proud to offer an EXCLUSIVE Book Pack, which includes Carla’s brand new memoir, My Life, My Look, the gorgeous coffee table book Carla Zampatti: 50 Years of Fashion PLUS a gorgeous Carla Zampatti scarf!
The compelling story behind a fascinating Australian legend – fashion designer Carla Zampatti.
Carla Zampatti is an enduring Australian fashion icon. In 2015, in a remarkable feat of longevity, she’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of her fashion house in Australia. And despite the fact that so many of us have grown up with Carla Zampatti – loving, coveting and wearing her elegant, beautiful designs – very few of us know the private woman behind the brand. And yet it is a compelling, fascinating and ultimately moving story of one woman’s determination, ambition, resilience and dreams.
Carla was only five when her mother took her to visit the dressmaker in her local small town in Lombardy, Italy. It was then, in a sudden flash of inspiration, that she knew she would become a fashion designer. She was a feisty little girl who had two older brothers – she would run after them up the mountains on their adventures, while they called to her, ‘Dai, Carla, e possible farlo,’ come on Carla, you can do it! And she never lost that spirit of determination, even when, as an eight-year-old with no English, her family moved across the world to a tiny speck of a town in Western Australia, a place where her dreams of more…
A stunning and stylish book celebrating 50 years of the Carla Zampatti label in Australia.
Since 1965 Carla Zampatti has been Australia’s most impressive, stylish and seductive designer. Now an Australian fashion icon, Carla Zampatti designs are synonymous with an understated quality, elegance and glamour. In an astonishing feat of longevity in an industry notorious for spectacular successes quickly followed by equally spectacular failures, Carla Zampatti will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of her brand in 2015.
Carla Zampatti – 50 Years of Fashion is a beautiful, lavishly illustrated showcase of the most iconic, striking and beautiful Carla Zampatti designs from the last fifty years. A stunning overview of the very best of Carla Zampatti, it not only offers fascinating insight into the brand’s evolution, but also provides an intriguing look at fashion in Australia over the last fifty years.
About Carla Zampatti
Carla Zampatti opened her first boutique in 1972 in Sydney and over the years, she has build up a national chain of 30 Carla Zampatti boutiques and concept stores across Australia. Nominated as Australian Fashion Laureate in August 2008, Carla Zampatti is also a Companion of the Order of Australia, was a Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year, and in 1994 was named by the fashion industry of Australia as Designer of the Year. In 2004, the Italian government appointed Zampatti Commendatore (Commander) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.