ESMOD (Paris, France)

ESMOD's 2014 graduate runway show. Photo: Tristan Fewings for Getty 

ESMOD's 2014 graduate runway show. Photo: Tristan Fewings for Getty 

Programs:
Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Fashion Strategy & Communication

Graduate: "Créateur Couture", International Fashion and Luxury Brand Management

Annual Tuition:
Undergraduate: €10 250 (or $12,535 at the current exchange rate)

Graduate: €12,900 (or $15,775 at the current exchange rate) 

Misc:
The mannequin and measuring tape were invented here.

Famous Grads:
Christophe Decarnin, Suzy Menkes, Alexandre Vauthier, Damir Doma, Olivier Rousteing, Thierry Mugler, Juun J, Catherine Malandrino, Nina Garcia

What the Students Say: "The schedule is strict. ESMOD means working hard until late hours."

The Bottom Line:
The world’s first and oldest French fashion design school, it has a placement rate of over 90%, and offers classes in both English and French. What's more, it hosts programs at 22 schools across 15 different countries for those who want to study at the school, but aren't able to relocate to Paris. 

More Info: www.esmod.com

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