'Project Runway' week 9 recap: Southern women wear plaid

It's week 9 in the season, and we have 9 designers left. Coincidence? I don't think so. Helen is up to three wins, the most out of the bunch. How will she fare this week? We shall see.This week's challenge is to make a "relaxed, civilized" look for a modern, Southern woman - the Belk department store customer, specifically. Mentor Tim Gunn says she dresses "vibrantly, expressively, and she's always fashionably put together. She knows accessories, and she loves color and anything with feminine details." Dramatic Ken is from Birmingham, which is about as Southern as you can get, so he's not only been raised by Southern women, he's around them all the time. And as a Southern born and bred woman myself, I agree with him - the other designers don't have a good idea of what "Southern woman" are (with the exception of Dom, perhaps - her mom is from New Orleans.) It seems most...



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