Haute couture takes country gossip to task in the upcoming Australian feature 'The Dressmaker'.
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14 Jul 2015 - 4:29 PM  UPDATED 14 Jul 2015 - 4:30 PM

Kate Winslet's Tilly Dunnage has worked in fashion houses in London, Milan and Paris, but now she's returning to her 1950s rural Victoria home town.

Left in disgrace under suspicion of involvement in the death of a local boy, Winslet is back and fashion is her weapon to teach the town a lesson.

The trailer promises romance, comedy and heart.

"A dress can't change anything," a pre-makeover Sarah Snook says.

"Watch and learn Gertrude. Watch and learn." 

Based on Rosalie Ham's novel, Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker also stars Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis.

"You can transform people. Use it."

The Dressmaker will open in Australian cinemas on October 22.

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