Internationally renowned Australian fashion designer and business woman, Carla Zampatti, will be celebrating 50 years in the fashion industry by hosting a gala evening at the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
Zampatti, whose streamlined designs and attention to tailoring established a loyal following, has helped women all over the world find their style since 1965.
During her 50 years of being in the fashion industry, Zampatti has achieved many accolades; not only was she involved in women’s liberation movements early in her career, but she won the first Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year, designed a car for the Ford Company, featured on an Australian Postage Stamp, was appointed the first female Chairman of SBS, and more recently, has been chosen to dress Westpac staff in a new look all across Australia.
Guests attending the gala event at NGV will witness the launch of Zampatti’s pictorial coffee table book, which celebrates the Carla Zampatti brand of the past 50 years, as well as a fashion show showcasing Carla Zampatti’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, featuring the lean tailoring, strong tones and feminine forms which the brand is renowned for.
The fashion show will conclude with a series of fashion vignettes from the Sydney Dance Company, and a question and answers session between ABC journalist Virginia Trioli and Zampatti, discussing her last 50 years within the fashion industry along with giving an insight into what the future will hold for the talented designer.
To thank the NGV for hosting the event, Zampatti will be donating numerous pieces from her collections from the last 50 years to the Gallery’s renowned Australian Fashion and Textiles collection.
The gala evening will commence at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22nd of September, tickets are $95 per person and include champagne and canapés.
For more information visit www.ngv.com.au
Words: Jessica Lunan