Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti is at the St Vincent’s Hospital died at an opera gala premiere on Sydney Harbor

Ms. Zampatti, 78, was attending the opening night of La Traviata at Mrs. Macquaries Point last Friday night when she fell on the bottom two steps of a flight of stairs

She was taken to the St Vincent’s Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday morning. It is believed that Ms. Zampatti did not regain consciousness after the incident

An online memorial page commemorated the designer’s lifelong contribution to Australian fashion, dressing some of the country’s most influential women, including prime ministers and prime ministers

“Your family is very grateful for the support and excellent care provided by the St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, “the online obituary said

Ms. Zampatti was born in Italy before she and her family settled in Western Australia in 1950.She moved to Sydney in her 20s and launched her first collection in 1965

Two years later the collection was launched nationwide and in 1970 Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd was founded

Celebrity Australians she attracted to were Princess Mary of Denmark, Dame Quentin Bryce, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian, former Foreign Secretary Julie Bishop, and actors Nicole Kidman and Cate BlanchettThe Social The media on Saturday shone with condolences from the fields of fashion, art and politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted on Instagram that Ms. Zampatti was a pioneer entrepreneur and advocate of multicultural Australiaâ ????

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the designer as one of our greatest Australians, brilliant, innovative, elegant, creative, embodies the success of our remarkable multicultural nationâ ????

Labor spokeswoman for education and training, Tanya Plibersek, wrote: “An absolute tragedy I send my love to Carla Zampatti’s lovely family and many friends”

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Ms. Zampatti is survived by three children; Alexander Schuman, fashion designer Bianca Spender and Allegra Spender from their marriages with Leo Schuman and the former Australian lawyer, politician and diplomat John Spender “She is also the proud Nonna of nine grandchildren” the obituary said

Bianca Spender posted on Instagram on Saturday to mark her mother’s death She said: “Today I lost my mother, my inspiration, my mentor and my girlfriend. I am speechless and totally broken”

In a statement, Opera Australia said the organization was deeply saddened and had shown sympathy for the family

“Ms. Zampatti was an Australian fashion icon and a passionate supporter of the arts that will be greatly missed,” the statement said

Opera Australia executive director Rory Jeffes said last week that Ms. Zampatti’s fall occurred after the final curtain and that Opera Australia has a comprehensive safety plan with handrails and adequate lighting

Mr Jeffes said staff would check the lights after the accident. Since Ms. Zampatti lost consciousness, the company also contacted Safework Australia, which later vacated the website for the Saturday night performance

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