Channel 7's awkward Carla Zampatti mishap went live during the morning breakfast show. Picture: Channel 7
Channel 7's awkward Carla Zampatti mishap went live during the morning breakfast show. Picture: Channel 7

Ch 7’s awkward gaffe in Zampatti tribute

Channel 7's breakfast program Sunrise has been called out for an unfortunate mishap during the morning program.

While announcing legendary fashion designer Carla Zampatti's funeral details, the banner below her photo revealed an awkward typo.

"Carla Chapatti funeral: Public memorial will be held in Sydney at St Mary's Cathedral," it read.

ABC's Media Watch followed up with a tweet highlighting Channel 7's mishap.

On Friday morning it was revealed the style icon and fashion designer would be farewelled in a state funeral on Thursday next week.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian released a statement confirming Ms Zampatti's family had accepted the government's offer for a state funeral.

The 78-year-old died after a week-long hospitalisation. She fell down a set of stairs at the opening of opera La Traviata at Mrs Macquarie's Point earlier in the month.

It's believed she was in a coma but never woke up.

Ms Berejiklian described Ms Zampatti as a "trailblazer" and a role model for generations of Australians.

Her final farewell will take place at 10.30am on April 15 and will be live streamed.

"General public are welcome to attend and will be accommodated inside the Cathedral where possible. If seating reaches Cathedral capacity, guests will be invited to watch the service via live stream," a statement from the Premier read.

Tributes flowed for the style icon. Source: Instagram: Megan Gale
Tributes flowed for the style icon. Source: Instagram: Megan Gale

 

Ms Zampatti was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 for her lengthy service to the fashion industry as a designer and manufacturer.

She was also made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2009 as a nod to her leadership and management roles in the fashion and retail property sectors, multicultural broadcasting, and as a role model and mentor to women.

In 1980 Ms Zampatti was named Australian Businesswoman of the Year.

Then in 2008 she was handed the Australian Fashion Laureate Award - the highest honour in Australia's fashion industry.

Earlier, Australian designers, celebrities and politicians reacted with shock and sadness at the news of her death, calling Ms Zampatti an "inspirational Australian" and a "true trailblazer".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted a tribute to Carla Zampatti. Picture: Facebook
Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted a tribute to Carla Zampatti. Picture: Facebook

"On behalf of the people of NSW, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Carla," Ms Berejiklian said after Ms Zampatti's death.

Ms Zampatti's eldest daughter, Bianca Spender, posted a tribute to Instagram, saying: "Today I lost my mother, my inspiration, my mentor, and my friend. I am lost for words and totally heartbroken."

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "Jen and I are terribly saddened by the passing of Carla Zampatti. We have lost a truly great and inspirational Australian."

The industry pioneer, born in Italy before settling in Australia with her family in 1950, has enjoyed a career spanning nearly six decades, with big-name celebrities at home and abroad dedicated fans of her eponymous label.

- additional reporting by Natalie Brown and Phoebe Loomes

Originally published as Ch 7's awkward gaffe in Zampatti tribute


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