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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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