It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of this beautiful, talented and fearless lady.
R.I.P. Amanda Hallay, May 22, 1965 - January 25, 2023

I've just received this amazing package from Disney as a tribute to Amanda - and this is the beautiful letter that accompanied it from Michael at Disney Animation:

Greetings Pierre -

In honor of the great influence Amanda had on our production of WISH, I want to present you with a pin from our Animation Studio, which designates Amanda as an honorary member of our animation team.

Only full-time employees are eligible to receive this name tag, and we had to pull some strings to make this happen, but because of Amanda's great contribution to WISH regarding costume, culture and architecture, we made it happen. It's our way of paying tribute to this amazing woman, who gave us endless inspiration.

The icons above Amanda's name symbolize the animation building we work in, with the Sorcerer's hat symbolizing invention, inspiration, and creativity - attributes Amanda possessed in abundance.

We at Disney Animation hope this will always remind you of the impact Amanda had on us all, both creatively and (especially for me) personally. Amanda will always be in my heart.

Much Love,

Disney WISH Amanda Hallay

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Because fashion history is so much more than clothes

Professor Amanda Hallay is a Fashion History teacher, writer, presenter, broadcaster, and consultant who specializes in the relationship between culture and clothing. Formerly the Fashion Editor of Couture and Men Mode magazines and the European Trend Forecaster for The Doneger Group, Amanda is now an international lecturer who develops and presents workshops and micro-courses on Fashion History, Cultural History, and Pop Culture, and also acts as a historical consultant for the movie and gaming industries. Amanda continues to teach at a leading fashion college in Manhattan, where she developed its Fashion History classes and requirements. She also serves as a writer and consultant for The Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile. A Grammy Award® nominee in the Music Educator category, Amanda is the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel, ‘The Ultimate Fashion History’, and is the author of three books and numerous articles relating to Fashion and Culture, both past and present. Although Amanda Hallay considers herself to be the Indiana Jones of Fashion History, she is probably more like a spinster sleuth in an Agatha Christie novel, diligently piecing together the cultural clues that explain why fashion happens the way that it does.

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