Institut Français de la Mode
Location: Paris, France
Undergraduate: Fashion Design; Accessory Design; Fashion Management
Graduate: Fashion & Luxury; Global Fashion Management
Undergraduate: €13,260 for EU students; €19,890 ($22,223 at the current exchange rate) for non-EU students
Graduate: €20,450 for EU students; €30,670 ($34,267 at the current exchange rate) for non-EU students
Famous Alumni: Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Guillaume Henry, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, Tuomas Merikoski, Ramesh Nair, Christine Phung, Sophie Templier (general manager Nina Ricci), Bastien Baguzan (general manager Paco Rabanne)
Companies That Recruit From This School, According to the School: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Chloé, Givenchy, Hermès, Galeries Lafayette, Sézane, Vestiaire Collective
New Programs and Partnerships of Note: Institut Français de la Mode Foundation — an initiative to promote equal opportunities through a major scholarship scheme for students and the development of research and teaching chairs. Members include Burberry, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior Couture, Christian Louboutin, Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Galeries Lafayette, Hermès, Kenzo, Kering, L’Oréal Luxe, Louis Vuitton, Paco Rabanne, Première Vision and Saint Laurent.
Growth in Enrollment since 2017: 20%
Graduation Rate: 96%
Class Size: 37 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Classes are Taught in: English
Percentage of International Students: 40%
Job placement rate: 95%
The Bottom Line: This newly-merged institution continues to boast a world-class couture program and unbeatable Parisian location, surrounded by Europe's top luxury firms and maisons. IFM prides itself on marrying creativity with business sense and preparation for the professional luxury world, and from potential employers to manufacturers, the access this school offers is pretty major.
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Last updated December 2019.