Istituto Marangoni

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Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni
Logo of Istituto Marangoni
Established 1935 (1935)
Type Private fashion school
Location Milan, Lombardy, Italy
45°28′02″N 9°11′38″E / 45.4672°N 9.194°E / 45.4672; 9.194Coordinates: 45°28′02″N 9°11′38″E / 45.4672°N 9.194°E / 45.4672; 9.194
Website www.istitutomarangoni.com

The Istituto Marangoni is a private Italian school of fashion and design. It has campuses in Milan, London, Paris and Shanghai.

History[edit]

The school was founded in Milan in 1935 by the tailor Giulio Marangoni, and became a Scuola Professionale Artistica or "professional art school" in 1942.[1]

A London campus was opened in Fashion Street, Shoreditch, in 2003. A Paris campus on avenue Raymond Poincaré opened in October 2006, and a Shanghai campus in 2012.

In 2011 Career Education Corporation sold the Istituto Marangoni to Providence Equity Partners for a price estimated between 17 and 20 million dollars.[2]

There are about 2,200 students of 70 nationalities in the three campuses.[3]

Accreditation[edit]

The Istituto Marangoni is not listed by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education, among the institutions authorised to award degrees in music, dance and the arts.[4]

In the UK, its BA and MA programmes are validated by the Manchester Metropolitan University.[5]

Alumni[edit]

About 40,000 students have graduated.[6][unreliable source?] Alumni include Franco Moschino, Domenico Dolce (who left after four months, believing that the school had nothing to teach him),[7] Alessandra Facchinetti and Rafael Lopez.[8][unreliable source?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Introducing Marangoni (in Italian). Istituto Marangoni. Archived 28 February 2005.
  2. ^ Sophie de Tarlé (16 November 2011) L’Institut Marangoni vendu au groupe américain Providence (in French). Educpros.fr. Accessed March 2014.
  3. ^ Fashionista: The Top 50 Fashion Schools In The World: The Fashionista Ranking
  4. ^ Istituzioni autorizzate a rilasciare titoli di Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica (art.11 DPR 8.7.2005, n.212) (in Italian). Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca. Accessed March 2014.
  5. ^ David Taylor, Hayley Randle (2013) Review for Educational Oversight: report of the monitoring visit of Istituto Marangoni, May 2013. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Accessed March 2014.
  6. ^ Studies and Careers website: Istituto Marangoni
  7. ^ John Seabrook (14 March 2005). Hands and Eyes: When Dolce met Gabbana. The New Yorker. Accessed May 2014.
  8. ^ Optima Education: Istituto Marangoni