The politics of being a Zampatti and wearing Carla

The politics of being a Zampatti and wearing Carla

Allegra Spender reflects on the power of her mother’s legacy before the opening of Zampatti Powerhouse in Sydney.

  • byDamien Woolnough

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From princess gowns to Ford Lasers:Carla Zampatti’s greatest hits

From princess gowns to Ford Lasers:Carla Zampatti’s greatest hits

The Powerhouse Museum called on the public to fill in the gaps for the first retrospective on the late fashion icon.

  • byDamien Woolnough
Allegra Spender pays tribute to father John Spender after his death

Allegra Spender pays tribute to father John Spender after his death

The former member for North Sydney,who died on Friday at the age of 86,was known as one of the MPs who defended journalist Laurie Oakes against claims of contempt of parliament.

  • byDavid Crowe
From fashion to politics:Allegra Spender on scaling the ‘vertical learning curve’

From fashion to politics:Allegra Spender on scaling the ‘vertical learning curve’

She left her mother’s world of fashion to enter politics like her father. Here,she details how life has changed,and why she’s making paid parental leave a firm focus.

  • byJane Rocca
The October 2 Edition
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The October 2 Edition

Allegra Spender talks about the causes she is passionate about and how she juggles her demanding new job and family life with three small children.

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‘You need a haircut’:Bianca and Allegra Spender’s blunt love

‘You need a haircut’:Bianca and Allegra Spender’s blunt love

Sisters Allegra and Bianca Spender are close,but working together in the family business founded by their mother,Carla Zampatti,tested their bond.

  • byNicole Abadee
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The search for missing Carla Zampatti treasures

The search for missing Carla Zampatti treasures

Organisers of a Carla Zampatti exhibition are asking the public to help find treasured dresses,bags and her Ford Laser.

  • byDamien Woolnough
Scouring the stars to solve life’s mysteries and the year ahead

Scouring the stars to solve life’s mysteries and the year ahead

As we press cautiously into 2022 after all the pollsters,pundits and epidemiologists failed us last year,CBD once again turns to the woman who can help.

  • byStephen Brook
Independent’s day? How to vote in a two-horse race for power

Independent’s day? How to vote in a two-horse race for power

Ultimately,it is Labor or the Coalition who will form government and voters get to pick a side. Protest votes simply outsource that decision to others who will do it for them.

  • byStephen Brook
‘The real reason is the environment’:Allegra Spender to run as Wentworth independent

‘The real reason is the environment’:Allegra Spender to run as Wentworth independent

The daughter of eastern suburbs darling-designer Carla Zampatti and former Liberal MP John Spender,Allegra Spender,seems tailor-made to capture the blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Wentworth at the next election.

  • byJacqueline Maley
‘You only have one life’:Bianca Spender on life after losing her mother Carla Zampatti

‘You only have one life’:Bianca Spender on life after losing her mother Carla Zampatti

Designer Bianca Spender tells Jane Rocca how losing her mother has shifted her outlook on life,and why the pandemic has shaped her latest collection.

  • byJane Rocca