Carla Zampatti
Carla Zampatti

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Name: Carla Zampatti
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 19, 1942
Age: 80
Country: Italy
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti was born on May 19, 1942 in Italy (80 years old). Carla Zampatti is a Fashion Designer, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Carla Zampattinet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She is known for having collaborated with Ford Australia to design a car specifically for the women's market. She is also known for having been made a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by the Government of Italy. 

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Before Fame

She produced her first line of clothing in 1965 and went on to launch nationally in 1967. She opened her first boutique in 1972 in Surry Hills Australia. She launched her first perfume in 1983 and in 2005 was named an Australia Post Australian Legend. 

Biography Timeline


Born in Lovero, Italy, Zampatti settled with her family in Australia in 1950.


Zampatti has been married twice: her first husband was Leo Schuman, whom she married in 1964 and divorced in 1970. Her second husband was politician John Spender from 1975 until they separated in 2008 and divorced in 2010.


In 1965, Zampatti produced her first small collection for Zampatti Pty Limited, followed two years later by a national launch, and in 1970, by the establishment of Carla Zampatti Limited.


Zampatti opened her first boutique in 1972 in Surry Hills, Sydney. Over the next three years, boutiques were opened in Mosman, Double Bay and Elizabeth Street, Sydney, growing the Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd company to create a chain of 30 Carla Zampatti boutiques and concept stores across Australia. With the growth of the label, Zampatti moved into David Jones in 1990 and Myer stores in 1992. Australian singer of Italian descent, Tina Arena, is known to wear her pieces, as are other Australian icons Princess Mary of Denmark, Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem and Ita Buttrose.


In 1973 Zampatti became one of the first Australian designers to introduce swimwear into her collection. Expanding into other areas of fashion, she was commissioned to create the first designer eyewear of Polaroid's range. In 1983, Zampatti launched her first perfume, 'Carla'. It was a success, and she released a second in 1987, 'Bellezza'. In partnership with Ford Australia, Zampatti redesigned a car especially for the women's market. Her first Laser, produced in 1985, was followed two years later with a collection of Lasers and Meteors.


Zampatti was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 1987 Australia Day honours for service to the fashion industry as a designer and manufacturer. She was elevated as a Companion of the Order in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List. In 2001 Zampatti was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in business leadership. Zampatti was a Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year, and in 1994 the fashion industry of Australia named her Designer of the Year.


In 2004 the Government of Italy appointed her a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.


In January 2005, Zampatti was honoured by Australia Post, and named an commemorative Australian postage stamp, along with other Australian fashion designers, Prue Acton, Jenny Bannister, Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa and Joe Saba. The award is announced annually in the lead-up to Australia Day, and its recipients are individually featured on a postage stamp. Zampatti later designed the new Australia Post corporate wear, launched in October 2007.


The Australian Fashion Laureate Award was given to Zampatti in August 2008. The award is polled by members of the industry, an initiative of the New South Wales Government and IMG Fashion. It recognises outstanding achievement and is the highest honour in the Australian fashion industry.

Family Life

Carla married Leo Schuman in 1964 until they divorced in 1970. Carla then married John Spender in 1975. 

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Carla Zampatti is 80 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Carla Zampatti will celebrate 81st birthday on a Friday 19th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Carla Zampatti upcoming birthday.


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77th birthday - Sunday, May 19, 2019

Carla Zampatti: The Showstopper — the well-considered wardrobe

54 years on and Carla still takes our breath away. Carla Zampatti is a woman who needs no introduction. With a career in fashion spanning 5 decades, Zampatti continues to flourish, both in Australia and overseas, year upon year.  In what was arguably the most refined show of the s

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76th birthday - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Adam Goodes, Neil Perry, Carla Zampatti and Jessica Gomes front David Jones' 180th birthday campaign

David Jones is toasting its own 180th birthday with a campaign featuring former AFL star Adam Goodes, celebrity chef Neil Perry, designer Carla Zampatti, models Victoria Lee and Jessica Gomes, Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann and Harper’s Bazaar’s Kellie Hush.The brand video features the identities speaking to David Jones and congratulating it for being bold, trend-setting, discerning, […]

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70th birthday - Saturday, May 19, 2012

Designer Carla Zampatti opens up about her volatile first marriage

Carla Zampatti's name is synonymous with Australian fashion, but her rise to the top was not always easy. The fashion powerhouse has opened up about her volatile first marriage in a new memoir

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