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Dr Jess Berry is Senior Lecturer, Design History and Theory. Her research primarily centres around the visual culture of fashion and dress and its interdisciplinary intersections with interior design, architecture, art, new media and film. Berry’s recent publications include 'Mode of a Modern Muse: Fashion and Interior in Edouard Vuillard's Paintings of Misa Natanson' in Designing the French Interior edited by Anca Lasc, Georgina Downey and Mark Taylor (Bloomsbury 2015); articles in the Journal of Design History, Craft + Design EnquiryCritical Studies in Men's Fashion and Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion Beauty and Style. Her current project is the monograph, House of Fashion: Haute Couture and the Modern Interior. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/house-of-fashion-9781474283403/

Research interests

History and theory of modernism through interdisciplinary approaches to  fashion/interior/architecture

Critical approaches to fashion/interior discourses and representation

Fashion as an expanded field/mobile image

Gender and diversity in design practice/history and theory

Body and spatial practices related to fashion, interior design, architecture and film

Education/Academic qualification

Visual Arts, Doctorate, Griffith University


Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

Research area keywords

  • fashion, interior design, history/theory, architecture,

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Research Output

Gluttonous Glamour: Gastro-Porn and the Grotesque in Contemporary Fashion Photography

Berry, J., 2019, Fashion and Contemporaneity: Realms of the Visible. Petican, L. (ed.). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, p. 113-131 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

House of Fashion: Haute Couture and the Modern Interior

Berry, J., 2018, London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic. 213 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review


Kalms, N., Bawden, G., Berry, J., Salen, P., Korsmeyer, H., Edwards, A., Condliffe, Z. & Mitchell, E., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

The Yoga Industry: A Conscious Luxury Experience in the Transformation Economy

Luna Mora, J., Berry, J. & Salen, P., 2018, In : Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption. 5, 2, p. 173-196 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

‘Paris of the East’? Collapsing Fashion Capitals through Fashion Photography of Shanghai and Hong Kong

Berry, J., 2018, Transglobal Fashion Narratives: Clothing Communication, Style Statements and Brand Storytelling. Peirson-Smith, A. & Hancock II, J. H. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Intellect Ltd, p. 281-294 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


2019 Premier's Design Awards - Service Design: SHEcity - Finalist

Kalms, Nicole (Recipient), Bawden, Gene (Recipient), Berry, Jess (Recipient), Pamela Salen (Recipient), Hannah Korsmeyer (Recipient), Allison Edwards (Recipient) & Zoe Condliffe (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 2 Contribution to conference
  • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 2 Public event

Tram Lab: Improving the Safety of Women and Girls on Pubic Transport

Nicole Kalms (Contributor), , Gene Bawden (Contributor), , Gill Matthewson (Contributor), , Ilya Fridman (Contributor), , Jess Berry (Contributor), , Hannah Korsmeyer (Contributor), , Allison Edwards (Contributor), & Isabella Webb (Contributor)

20 Nov 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Melbourne Design Week presentation

Jess Berry (Contributor)

17 Mar 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures

Jess Berry (Speaker)

19 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference


Jess Berry (Contributor)

3 Mar 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar