Behind-the-Seams of the hit movie

Welcome to the world of The Dressmaker, where haute couture and the Australian outback are brilliantly combined. 

When Paris-trained fashion designer Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) arrives in the sleepy country town of Dungatar in the early 1950s, she is no stranger to the locals.

She sets about transforming the townspeople through fashion – from quiet Gertrude Pratt (Sarah Snook) to eccentric Sergeant Farrat (Hugo Weaving).

Soon life in Dungatar will never be the same. There will be revenge, love and tragedy. Justice will be swift … and very well-dressed.

The Dressmaker is based on the novel by Rosalie Ham and comes from the filmmaking team of director Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin.

This collection complements The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition and features behind-the-scenes interviews with actors Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth as well as insights from Jocelyn Moorhouse, Sue Maslin and costume designers Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson.

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition runs at the NFSA from 18 April until 18 August 2019.