‘The Help’ Costumes

> Sharen Davis built 50 costumes from scratch for “The Help,” finding others through vintage and costume shops. She gave each character her own individual color palette and look, from Southern belle to domestic worker.

>“The Help” revolves around Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone). Freshly graduated from Ole Miss, she is ready to put marriage and family on hold to get a job in journalism, and, ultimately, to write a book about black maids working in the Jim Crow South. Not surprisingly, her proto-feminism is met with disdain from her bridge club peers, especially her friend, Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard).


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