In her role, Dello Russo, who is creative director of Vogue Japan and a pioneering personality on the street style scene, will promote the Italian fashion school’s image across the globe, along with being the organizer of seminars and talks aimed at connecting the fashion industry’s leaders with Istituto Marangoni’s students.
“My mission is to rethink, reuse, give new life and share my experience in the fashion world with the new generations of Istituto Marangoni’s students,” said Dello Russo, who is currently working on a docu-movie retracing her 30-year career in fashion. “The future of fashion is in the hands of young talents and I’m honored to be able to contribute to their education with ambitious yet achievable dreams and objectives.”
The appointment of Dello Russo confirms Istituto Marangoni’s goal to create a tight link between the educational institution and the most relevant players in the fashion business.
“We are proud to team up with Anna Dello Russo,” said Istituto Marangoni chief executive officer Roberto Riccio. “We believe that her prestigious career, her spontaneous ability to capture and launch the most relevant trends and her creative attitude will be key for those students who choose Istituto Marangoni to realize their dreams and ambitions.”
Founded in Milan in 1935, Istituto Marangoni has helped train over 45,000 professionals in the fashion and luxury fields, including top designers ranging from the late Franco Moschino and Alessandro Sartori, now artistic director of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group to Domenico Dolce; Julie de Libran, artistic director of Sonia Rykiel; Paula Cademartori; and Maurizio Pecoraro, among others.
Istituto Marangoni’s internationalization was launched in 2011 and currently the fashion school operates locations in cities including Paris; London; Miami; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China, and Mumbai.