The whirlwind of divisive events vexing the house of Paul Sabine reaches its climax. Paul fights to keep hold of his empire, while Yvette tries to broker relations between her sons. Nina and Billy must decide where their future lies, and amid a dazzling celebration at the Maison, the family and the business unravels behind the scenes.
Under pressure to create the Spring show, the Maison is a hive of activity, yet Claude is not creating, and Nina is focused on finding her child. US journalist Rossi returns to question Paul's former boss and mentor, forcing Paul to punish those he loves. Claude finds an unlikely new muse, at the same time as the sailor's dead body is discovered.
Paul's glory is short-lived and instead of basking in the afterglow of a jubilant show, he is questioned about the murder. The rest of the House are struggling with coming to terms with success, Nina and Billy have many questions, and Claude declares he's no longer happy to stay in the shadows.