The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi and is about African-American maids working in white households in the 1960's. Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, the period film stars Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
Original movie costumes worn by Jessica Chastain
and Emma Stone in The Help
The 1960's inspired fashion featured in the movie were designed by Sharen Davis, whose work can also be seen in Dreamgirls, The Book of Eli and The Pursuit of Happyness, to name a few. These actual costumes were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on July 24, 2011.
The Help movie billboard
Emma Stone wears this pretty dress for her dinner date in the movie.
Dress worn by Emma Stone as Skeeter Phelan in The Help
In the movie Emma Stone plays Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan, a Southern society girl and aspiring writer who returns from college and decides to write a book from the perspective of the black maids who work for the rich white families.
Costume worn by Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote in The Help
If you're a fan of Jessica Chastain be sure to check out her dress worn in The Tree of Life from the 1950's.