WATCH out Albury — King Kong is set to storm the city.
At least, an exhibition devoted to the stage play about the fictional beast is about to hit Albury.
Theatre fans will be delighted with a photographic exhibition of King Kong costumes from Saturday at Albury Myer Centrepoint.
The free show depicts the visionary work of Tony award-winning Australian designer Roger Kirk, and his inspirational creations for the stage musical, playing in Melbourne.
Albury is the first stop for the exhibition featuring pictures of costume sketches, the development process and final costumes.
They give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the elaborate world of costume design.
Kirk described the costumes as “1930s meets fashion meets music video clips”.
There are pictures of depression-era rags, the glitz of showgirls, the primeval clothing of skull island natives and technical garments of Kong’s acrobat puppeteers, the King’s Men.
Ann Darrow’s famous white dress and the monkey-inspired get-ups of Carl Denham’s showgirls are features.
There are more than 500 costumes and more than 90 wigs.
Kirk was recently awarded best costume design at the Helpmann Awards.
The exhibition will run until Wednesday next week.