SYDNEY – Eleven hundred folks packed St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday morning for the state funeral of Australian clothier Carla Zampatti, who died on April 3, per week after a catastrophic fall at an out of doors Opera Australia manufacturing of La Traviata.
In attendance was a Who’s Who of the Australian style and tv industries, alongside leaders from enterprise, politics and the humanities. Friends included designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and her brother Marc Freeman, Alexandra and Genevieve Sensible, Camilla Franks, Melbourne Trend Pageant chief govt officer Graeme Lewsey, Australian Trend Week founder and Ordre.com co-founder and CEO Simon Lock and ABC chair Ita Buttrose.
Sitting within the entrance pew part, adjoining to Zampatti’s household and the easy black coffin that was flanked by two preparations of white Phalaenopsis orchids, was a considerable contingent of Australian political figures. They included NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian; Minister for Overseas Affairs and Minister for Ladies Marise Payne; NSW Governor Margaret Beazley; Jenny Morrison, the spouse of prime minister Scott Morrison; two former Governors Normal of Australia, Dame Quentin Bryce and Sir Peter Cosgrove; former Overseas Minister Julie Bishop; and three former Australian prime ministers, Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott and John Howard.