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LIM Faculty Member to Present Workshop at The Vietnam Fashion Academy

On December 9, 10 and 11, LIM Fashion Merchandising professor Amanda Hallay will present a three-day Fashion History workshop at the Vietnam Fashion Academy (VFA) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

VFA founder and director Huy Vo has been working with Professor Hallay on a micro-syllabus, and each day will spotlight an historic era that has had a major influence on fashion today. Titled: "FASHION as a RESPONSE: A Cultural Anatomy of Fashion", the program will cover The Ancient and Classical World, 18th Century France, and The Golden Age of Glamour: Hollywood Style in the '30s and '40s.

Professor Hallay will also participate in panel discussions on the challenges facing the industry today as well as visit the city's key retail venues and shopping districts.

Says Professor Hallay, "When we think of Vietnam, we might immediately think of the war. Yet this was but 20 years in a very rich history of many millennia. Learning about Vietnam's distant history has been particularly fascinating. In the Fashion History and Global Attire course I teach at LIM, I speak on the subject of imperialism, so I'm interested to see how almost 100 years of colonization might impact a nation 50 years later."