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Paris Fashion Institute

Paris Fashion Institute, established in 1976, provides a beautiful, secure and stimulating environment where students gain hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the fashion industry — design, marketing, manu­facturing, merchandising and retailing. Our month-long seminars, offered in June and September, are held on the campus of Cité Universitaire in Paris. All classes are taught in English. We accept students from all over the world to study with legendary designers and industry professionals. In addition to an intense course of study, students will enjoy a visit to the Louvre, a day at Versailles, and attendance at Paris fashion shows when in season. Listen to what students have to say about PFI.

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Imagine living in Paris for a month and studying fashion. You experience the beauty of the city, the great food. And you learn, at Paris Fashion Institute, about all aspects of the fashion industry, first-hand, in English.

Listed in the Top 50 Fashion Schools

Paris Fashion Institute was listed in the top 50 fashion schools by They said:

If you’ve been drooling over all the fashion schools in fabulous Paris but spent more time on your art than your French skills — never fear, Paris Fashion Institute is here. With courses taught entirely in English the institute offers foreign students the opportunity to soak up Paris culture, fashion and education. Be warned though — the courses are intense, so don’t go to Paris with the intention of spend­ing all your time in the Louvre . . . or Parisian nightclubs.

Established in 1976, Paris Fashion Institute provides month long programs, in a beautiful, secure and a stimulating environment where you learn

You design clothes and accessories, create a collection, learn the who’s who of the industry, and, if in season, you participate in Paris Fashion Week and Paris fashion shows. Add to all this, you learn French, French culture, see the world’s most amazing museums, visit Versailles and much more.

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Read about our program, our advisors and lecturers, and what alumni have to say about Paris Fashion Institute.

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“Paris Fashion Institute was the best decision I could have ever made in my college career. Although the program is one month long I learned way more than I have the past three years at my University. Being in Paris is also a huge plus. You experience not only the fashion aspect at PFI but are also lucky enough to experience French culture and all Paris has to offer such as the incredible museums. Paris Fashion made me even more excited to get into the fashion industry. I learned so much at PFI and I had the best professor and made such close friends while studying in Paris. PFI is incredible. You have to go!Brooke Griggs

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