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Carla Zampatti’s daughter Bianca Spender pays an emotional tribute to the fashion designer

‘She touched the lives of so many people’: Carla Zampatti’s grieving daughter Bianca Spender delivers an emotional tribute to the fashion designer ahead of her state funeral

Carla Zampatti’s grieving daughter Bianca Spender has paid an emotional tribute to the fashion designer following her tragic death aged 78.

The 44-year-old shared a photo alongside her mother to Instagram and thanked fans for their heartfelt condolences.

‘Thank you. Thank you to my incredible family, who are holding each other close right now. To my team and Carla Zampatti’s loyal staff for their strength and commitment,’ she wrote on Instagram.

‘She touched the lives of so many people’: Carla Zampatti’s grieving daughter Bianca Spender paid an emotional tribute to the fashion designer ahead of her state funeral

She continued: ‘And a huge thank you to you all for the heartfelt condolences. Your response has overwhelmed us all.’

‘The outpouring of sympathy reflects what a singular force Mum was. Her passion, energy and style was unparalleled, and it is heartwarming to see that she touched the lives of so many people.’

Carla died on April 3, days after a fall at an outdoor opera performance.

She wrote on Instagram: 'The outpouring of sympathy reflects what a singular force Mum was. Her passion, energy and style was unparalleled, and it is heartwarming to see that she touched the lives of so many people'

She wrote on Instagram: ‘The outpouring of sympathy reflects what a singular force Mum was. Her passion, energy and style was unparalleled, and it is heartwarming to see that she touched the lives of so many people’

The trailblazing fashion designer will be farewelled in a state funeral at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday.

The public is welcome to join the 10.30am service, which will also be livestreamed, inside the Catholic cathedral on April 15.

The mother-of-three and grandmother of nine had spent a week in hospital after the accident.

Fashion icon: Carla, 78, died on April 3, days after a fall at an outdoor opera performance. Her designs have been worn by some of Australia's most influential women, including Princess Mary of Denmark, Australia's first female prime minister Julia Gillard, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Gladys Berejiklian

Fashion icon: Carla, 78, died on April 3, days after a fall at an outdoor opera performance. Her designs have been worn by some of Australia’s most influential women, including Princess Mary of Denmark, Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Gladys Berejiklian

Born in Italy in 1942, Carla migrated to Australia with her parents in 1950 at age nine, and set up her fashion famous label at 24.

Her designs have been worn by some of Australia’s most influential women including Princess Mary of Denmark, Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Gladys Berejiklian.

Carla was named Australian Designer of the Year in 1994, awarded the Australian Fashion Laureate in 2008 and a year later was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest civilian honour.

Funeral: The trailblazing fashion designer will be farewelled in a state funeral at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday

Funeral: The trailblazing fashion designer will be farewelled in a state funeral at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday 

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