“Continue to believe in what you’re doing because nothing is impossible if you really believe (...)”.
Carla Fendi, President of Gruppo Fendi
(during year-end fashion show, April 2009)
“I am impressed by the hard work and the love of these young students. I have seen a great deal of optimism. I would like to give awards to all the students of the Accademia Italiana”.
“I have always given great attention to young students and I am very interested in the students that the Accademia Italiana prepares. It is not true that it is difficult to find work in the fashion industry. There is room for everyone – you just need talent”.
Ermanno Scervino, fashion designer
(during an interview at "RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana", June 2009)
“Here there is always a super energy. All the projects that I have seen demonstrate a great intelligence and quality”.
Alessandro Mendini, architect and designer
(during the year-end events, April 2009)
“For young people, who often receive an inadequate education, initiatives like of the Accademia Italiana are very important because they open here for them the vision of a dream in art and show business. I like this and I am happy to participate, not to show off my experience, but for that wich I received my self at their age that today I can pass on to them.”
Franco Zeffirelli, film director
(during an interview at the workshop he held at the Accademia Italiana, April 22, 2005)
“... I believe that it is an important fact that in this school the costume designers learn not only to draw but also to cut and actually create their costumes. This is an important difference with respect to other schools and courses where they teach only design. The project is extremely interesting and very articulated. I am happy to offer the use of our studio and our costumes to these students as examples for reference for these youth who are learning”.
Dino Trappetti, Sartoria Tirelli Foundation
(from the speech given during the inaugural conference, Rome, October 2004)