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

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


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]


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]


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?]


  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). 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