FROCKS, frills and couture vintage costumes worn by Hollywood stars and created by an award winning designer are set to be on display in Tamworth.
Outfits worn by the likes of Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving in the blockbuster film The Dressmaker make up a "unique" textiles exhibition.
The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition will be on display at the Tamworth Regional Gallery from May 22 to July 25 next year.
Tamworth is set to be the only city in regional NSW to host the "unique" exhibition, and one of only three regional locations right across the country.
Tamworth Regional Gallery director Bridget Guthrie said after years of hard work, it was exciting to confirm the collection will be coming to the city.
"I have been fortunate enough to see [the exhibition before] and it includes some fantastic costumes," she said.
"Of course, it's got elegant vintage fashion and award winning designer costumes that have been created for the actual film itself," she said.
The Dressmaker film was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and released in 2015.
The movie is based on the novel by Rosalie Ham and was brought to the big screen by a creative team of Australian talent.
The costumes were created by award winning designer, and exhibition curator, Marion Boyce.
The fashions were worn by Hollywood stars in the actual movie.
Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis and Rebecca Gibney are just some of the celebrities who donned the designs.
Ms Guthrie said she's excited for visitors to the gallery to see everything involved in the exhibit, but there's one particular part that stands out for her.
"Who could go past the fashions that Kate Winslet wore, really, who can go past them? They are just glorious," she said.
The marvellous materials are expected to bring people to Tamworth from far and wide, to take in the treasures.
"It is certainly a unique opportunity to be able to view costumes of this calibre, and it is going to be a massive cultural tourism drawcard for the region, absolutely," she said.
Tamworth is the "perfect" host for the event - the gallery has the appropriate facilities as well as a long historical link with textiles.
The city's gallery is also co-located with the library, where the original Dressmaker novel can be found.
A sequel called The Dressmaker's Secret is also expected to be released in the coming weeks.
"You've got an amazing new novel that's coming out as part of that process, so that is great for us," Ms Guthrie said.
The exhibition is in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and was supported by a federal government arts initiative.
The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program is an Australian government program which aims to improve access to national collections for all Australians, particularly in regional areas.
Visit the gallery's website https://www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au for more information or updates on the upcoming exhibition.