How well do you know Italian fashion design? Test your IQ (Italian fashion Quotient) below!

  1. What Italian designer is known for his use of bold reds?
  2. For what major Italian fashion house is Allesandro Michele currently the Creative Director?
  3. What 1980s TV show featured men’s clothing by Giorgio Armani?
  4. Pitti Uomo is a) a famous museum in Rome, b) a 200-year-old textile factory in Como, or c) men’s fashion week in Florence?
  5. What fashion house is known for its “zig-zag” knits?
  6. Dolce & Gabbana derives inspiration from what region of Italy? a) Tuscany, b) Sicily, or c) Milan?
  7. The house of Cavalli is best known for its designs in a) silk, b) wool, or c) leather?
  8. Who is known as “the prince of prints”?
  9. Miu Miu, known for its youthful designs, is a fully owned subsidiary of what major fashion house? a) Versace, b) Prada, or c) Gucci
  10. The province of Como is known for its long history of __________ production. Is it a) prosciutto, b) prosecco, or c) silk?
Emilio Pucci
Miuccia Bianchi Prada
Giorgio Armani
Allesandro Michele (Photo:
Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana


  1. Valentino
  2. Gucci
  3. Miami Vice
  4. c
  5. Missoni
  6. b
  7. c
  8. Emilio Pucci
  9. Prada
  10. c

How did you do?
0-3 correct: You could do with a little Italian fashion coaching. Now’s a great time to sign up for the study abroad course in Florence next summer.

4-6 correct: You’re on your way to being an Italian fashionista but could use some brushing up. Why not go to the source and join us in Italy?

7-10 correct: You’re a bit obsessed with Italian fashion, but that’s okay—so are we!!

Tell us how you did in the comments!