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The Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing, or Polimoda, is a private fashion school in Florence, capital of Tuscany, Italy. The school was originally founded as the Politecnico Internazionale della Moda by Shirley Goodman, the former Executive Vice President Emeritus at FIT in New York and Executive Director of the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, and Don Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsento and founder of the famous Florentine brand Emilio Pucci. The management staff today includes Ferruccio Ferragamo as the President, Danilo Venturi as the Director and Linda Loppa as the Advisor of Strategy and Vision.
The school was founded in 1986 as a joint project of the cities of Florence and Prato, and the Fashion Institute of Technology of State University of New York. It is a member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes. It is not listed by the Italian ministry of education, the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, among the institutions authorised to award degrees in music, dance and the arts.
It offers full-time courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a variety of short courses.
In 2018 there were about 2300 students of 75 nationalities on three campuses.