THE glittering wardrobe of Kylie Minogue is to be exhibited in Glasgow next year at the refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, it was confirmed yesterday.

More than 200 objects will be on display, taken from the archives Minogue gave to the Arts Centre in Melbourne, her home town.

The show will come to Scotland next September and the city council expects it to attract "hundreds of thousands" of pop and fashion enthusiasts to the museum, as it features dozens of costumes worn by the artist as her image has changed over the years. She is now back on stage after a successful fight against breast cancer.

Apart from outfits, the exhibition will feature accessories, album covers, photographs, music and videos.

The gold hot pants from her Spinning Around video, her white jumpsuit from her popular Can't Get You Out of My Head video in 2001 and, perhaps the item with the most kitsch value, her overalls from her time portraying the mechanic Charlene in Neighbours, will all be on show.

Of the many other outfits, there will be her mini-dress worn at the Royal Variety Performance in 2002 and her outfit from the Brit Awards of the same year.

The exhibition will also highlight the singer's collaborations with leading fashion designers: her work with Dolce & Gabbana, who created the entire wardrobe for her 2002 tour, as well as other leading names such as Julien Macdonald, Helmut Lang, and Manolo Blahnik.

The show will include Minogue's own designs, which she makes for her onstage dance routines with William Baker, the London-based stylist.

In total, there will be 45 costumes and 60 photographs, as well as sketchbooks, designs and video footage showing the preparations required for one of Minogue's lavish tours.

She is considered unlikely to visit Glasgow for the event, but said: "I feel honoured to have such an important part of my career, and something so personal to me, being recognised in this way."

Before coming to Glasgow, the exhibition will be staged at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and at the ManchesterArt Gallery. It has already toured around Australia, where it attracted 500,000 visitors.

John Lynch, executive member for cultural and leisure services at Glasgow City Council, said: "We are very pleased this exhibition will be coming to Kelvingrove, once again highlighting its status as one of the UK's leading art spaces.

"I am sure the exhibition will be a huge success, and we would expect many hundreds of thousands of visitors for the four-month run in Glasgow."

Minogue was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2005 and has been undergone surgery and chemotherapy. She returned to the stage on November 11, when she "resumed" her sell-out Showgirl Tour that was cancelled when she became ill, and was greeted with a 10-minute standing ovation at the concert in Sydney.