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carla zampattiThe Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to collaborate with the Powerhouse Museum Ultimo to support and promote the Zampatti Powerhouse retrospective exhibition dedicated to renowned Italian-Australian designer, business leader, philanthropist and mentor, Carla Zampatti.

Carla Zampatti was born in 1942 in Italy’s Lovero, a small town in Lombardy and migrated to Australia in 1950 with her family. In 1965, at the age of 24, she started her fashion label, Carla Zampatti in Sydney, which brought her success and fame.
Over more than five decades, Zampatti thrived through periods of enormous change while refining her design ethos of simplicity and strength.

The exhibition features 100 outfits, including personal items from Zampatti’s estate, the Carla Zampatti Fashion Archive, the wardrobes of well-known womenpowerhouse logo and the results of hundreds of responses to a public callout. Highlights include rarely seen designs from her early career and loans from clients including HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, the Hon Linda Burney MP.

Two monumental audio and video installations explore Zampatti’s world through her own voice and intimate conversations between family, close friends, employees, clients and heads of businesses, arts, multicultural and charitable organisations that she supported over her lifetime.

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Date: Da Thursday, November 24, 2022 a Sunday, June 11, 2023

Organized by : Sydney Powerhouse Museum

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Sydney Powerhouse Museum