who will change the way
you see the world
200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
Carla Zampatti AC, OMRI was born in Lovero, Italy, and immigrated to Australia in 1950. She founded her eponymous and award-winning fashion-design business in 1965. In 2004, Zampatti was made a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and, in 2008, her achievements were recognised with the Australian Fashion Laureate Award. In 2009, Zampatti was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for service through leadership and management roles in the fashion and retail property sectors, to multicultural broadcasting, and to women as a role model and mentor.