News for Dec. 30, 2005

'King Kong' has style stature

12/30/05, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon

The beast might rule the jungle in King Kong, but beauty takes center stage when it comes to the blockbuster film's fashions. Terry Ryan, Kong's fashion and costume designer, produced all of Naomi Watts' outfits. As Ann Darrow, Watts looks "soft and feminine, because she's the girl in love with the ape, after all," Ryan says. It took him 24 weeks to create the costumes. USA TODAY asked Ryan about his inspiration for four key ensembles. [More]