As the Roaring Twenties draw to a close, the sisters return from a triumphant visit to America and discover the market for haute couture is dwindling. The House of Eliott must accept that ready-to-wear is fashion's future. This means changes to the business and the Aurora Collection is born. However, the collection is beset with setbacks, the sisters disagree, staff betray them, their designs are plagiarized and scurrilous reports appear in the newspapers claiming they run a sweatshop. Jack's campaign for Parliament turns ugly and the house of Eliott's name again is dragged down.