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By Rosana Pistolese, costume and fashion historian, as well as costume designer for theater, television and cinema, as well as fashion and costume writer and publicist, with the patronage of the “Ministero del Lavoro e della Provvidenza Sociale”, the Municipality of Rome, ENALC and the “Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana”.
Since 1969 the Academia Costume & Moda has been awarding the Irene Brin Prize to a talented young stylist. Irene Brin, journalist and writer, loved young people and has always worked hard to stimulate their success. Thus, we want this Award to a new generation fashion designer to become a party for the Academy and represent the affirmation of a new talent.
Presidential Decree 11 July 1970 – Recognition of the legal personality of the Academy of Costume and Fashion, based in Rome
The Headquarters of Accademia Costume & Moda moves to Palazzo del Gallo, in Piazza Farnese 44, Rome. In the same year, the Academy opens a second branch in Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome.
Gianna Gissi, Academy student, receives the David di Donatello award for Best Costume Designer for the film “Il Marchese del Grillo”. It is the first time that a student has received such important recognition.
Daughter of the Founder Rosana Pistolese, is the new President of the Accademia Costume & Moda.
Rosana Pistolese becomes Honorary President of Accademia Costume & Moda.
Manlio Rocchetti, Accademia Alumnus, receives the Oscar for Best Makeup Artist for the film “A spasso con Daisy”.
Accademia Costume & Moda moves its Headquarters to Via della Rondinella 2, Rome, into a historic cottage built in 1925 designed by Vincenzo Fasolo.
Sons of President Fiamma Lanzara, they join the Academia Staff.
A. Lupo Lanzara as Deputy Chairman (previously General Manager since 2010) and Furio Francini as Chief Executive Officer.
To which will also follow the winnings in 2018 and 2019, still remaining the only school in Italy to win this important award;
Accademia is named among the 3 best fashion schools in the world for its BA and MA courses in Fashion Design according to the “The Best Fashion Schools in the World 2019” ranking of Business Of Fashion (BoF)
The new venne hosts courses dedicated to 360 ° training of professional figures operating in the world of communication and management for the Fashion System.
Accademia Costume & Moda has a long tradition in educating professionals for the Fashion, Performing Arts, Communication and Management, qualifying itself in the years as a centre of excellence for its didactic method. Founded in 1964 in Rome by Rosana Pistolese, costume and fashion historian, as well as costume designer for theater, television and cinema, as well as fashion and costume writer and publicist, with the patronage of the “Ministero del Lavoro e della Provvidenza Sociale”, the Municipality of Rome, ENALC and the “Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana”.
Thanks to the great talent and passion of its founder, the Academy has become over time “a laboratory of ideas and research, a meeting point for participation, communication and life”, establishing itself today among the 3 best fashion schools in the world. world for its three-year courses and masters in Fashion Design according to the “The Best Fashion Schools in the World 2019″of The Business Of Fashion (BoF).
"Fashion and Costume can be considered two expressions of the same art. We like to think of them as also part of Human’s Culture and Nature. This is probably why society has always communicated its style through this Art as its meaningful and symbolic character. Custom and costume become the combination of the ever changing world of Fashion and the endless evolution of human life, marking the level of sensitivity of each era and culture.” Rosana Pistolese Founder of the Accademia di Costume e di Moda, 1964
“We consider Costume and Fashion two essential pillars of our culture. That’s why we chose to focus on both issues combining them with the surrounding worlds of design, culture, research, tradition, innovation, craftsmanship, product making shaping future professionals geared for the ever demanding industry. Favoured by a one and only opportunity offered by our exceptional location that has hosted us for the last 50 years: Rome.” Fiamma Lanzara Chairman of the Accademia di Costume e di Moda dal 1990
Accademia Costume & Moda provides study courses legally recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and falls within the sector of Higher Musical Artistic Education and Coreutica (AFAM).
Experimentation and culture, combined with design and craftsmanship, are the heart of the school, aimed at providing the Fashion System and the entertainment industry with professionals who are able to respond to the needs of companies.
The Accademia Alumni, after their academic career, enter the world of work by growing as professionals who work in the sector of Fashion and Costume, Multimedia Arts, Communication and Fashion Management, holding figures such as: Creative Directors, Head and Senior designer, Product Manager, Fashion Editor and Stylist and Costume Designer for large productions nationally and internationally.
It is currently the only Italian fashion school to have won the prestigious LVMH Graduate Prize during the 2016, 2018 and 2019 editions.