Istituto Marangoni

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Istituto Marangoni
Logo of Istituto Marangoni
Type Private fashion school
Established 1935 (1935)
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 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] At first the school trained mainly pattern makers and seamstresses; in the 1970s and 1980s it turned towards fashion design, product development and marketing.[2]:185

A London campus was opened in a former textile factory at 30 Fashion Street, Shoreditch, in 2003.[3][4][5] A Paris campus on avenue Raymond-Poincaré (fr) opened in October 2006. In 2013 the Paris School of Fashion moved to 48 rue de Miromesnil, 75008 Paris. A Shanghai campus opened its doors in 2012.

In 2010 there were about 2200 students of 70 nationalities in three campuses.[6]

In 2011 Career Education Corporation sold the Istituto Marangoni to Providence Equity Partners for a price estimated between 17 and 20 million dollars.[7]

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.[8]

In the UK, its BA and MA programmes are validated by the Manchester Metropolitan University.[9][10][11]

Alumni[edit]

Alumni of the school include Franco Moschino,[12] Domenico Dolce (who left after four months, believing that the school had nothing to teach him),[13] Alessandra Facchinetti,[12] Rafael Lopez[12] and Alessandro Sartori.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Introducing Marangoni (in Italian). Istituto Marangoni. Archived 28 February 2005.
  2. ^ Emanuela Cavalca Altan (2012). Moda e design in bilico. Nuove sfide e nuovi lavori (in Italian). Milano: Franco Angeli. ISBN 9788820401207.
  3. ^ [s.n.] (30 August 2012). University guide 2013: Istituto Marangoni. The Guardian. Accessed August 2015.
  4. ^ Lucie Muir (29 September 2004). Italian schools expand horizons. International Herald Tribune. (subscription required)
  5. ^ UKPRN: 10009527: Istituto Marangoni Limited. UK Register of Learning Providers. Accessed August 2015.
  6. ^ Fashionista: The Top 50 Fashion Schools In The World: The Fashionista Ranking
  7. ^ Sophie de Tarlé (16 November 2011) L’Institut Marangoni vendu au groupe américain Providence (in French). Educpros.fr. Accessed March 2014.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ [s.n.] (28 August 2012). The fashion school. The Guardian. Accessed August 2015.
  11. ^ Istituto Marangoni Limited. Higher Education Funding Council for England. Accessed August 2015.
  12. ^ a b c Ilaria Ciuti (12 June 2015). a Firenze "Piace agli americani" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Accessed September 2015.
  13. ^ John Seabrook (14 March 2005). Hands and Eyes: When Dolce met Gabbana. The New Yorker. Accessed May 2014.
  14. ^ Cristina Morozzi (2015). Fashion Forward: The Creatives of Istituto Marangoni (back cover blurb). Milan: Rizzoli. ISBN 9780847846696.