Cynthia Jones, an eighteen-year-old Wisconsin farm girl, is devoted to her world of square dances, crop talk, and especially to Joe, a tow-headed neighbor, whom she has known since they were children. But rivalling her comfortable acceptance of home is the dream of a very different world, the world of high fashion, Paris, New York. When Cynthia wins a Singer Sewing contest and is sent to Paris, she becomes intimately involved with the fashion houses through her French friend, Yvette Bonnard. She is apprenticed to the Bonnard establishment, first as a seamstress and then as a mannequin. Joe arrives in Paris, and after a series of convenient switches, Cynthia becomes engaged to an elegant young French designer. A real dedication to fashion is demanded of the reader who would follow the entire odyssey of Cynthia Jones--every detail of the French retail and wholesale fashion industry is diagramed here--but for those with a real curiosity about the international fashion world, the romance of Cynthia is second best to the grand tour. By the author of Celia, Country Reporter.