A fashion industry titan protects her company and reputation from her ruthlessly ambitious rival who will do whatever it takes to win.
S01:E01 - House of Gianni
When Maria Gianni needs a new design for her big show, Michelle - a budding designer - happens to be in the right place at the right time; but Michelle's marriage is on the rocks as her husband Lance beds his secretary, Gloria.
S01:E02 - Unforgiven
Confused about her marriage, Michelle leaves Lance and moves in with her friend Nikki; after getting a job with House of Gianni, the last thing Michelle expects is to find is Gloria in her home… wearing her jewelry and lingerie.
S01:E03 - Secrets and Lies
After encountering Gloria in her own home, Michelle throws a fit, tossing her out the door; but Michelle didn’t expect Lance to forge her signature on a fake prenuptial agreement, leaving her with nothing but the clothes on her back.
S01:E05 - The Best Laid Plans
Maria fights to keep her emotions in check as the relationship between her son and Michelle heats up; and William has his own plans to manipulate Maria's emotions, and destroy her in the process.
S01:E06 - A Rose by Any Other Name
Luke sketches Michelle the perfect rose; just as he’s getting closer to her, Tania crashes the party and ends all the fun; Maria, meanwhile, is wrapped up in finding dirt on Michelle as William plays Maria like a fool.
S01:E07 - Payola
When William bribes Congressman Spangler so he can build on the conservation wetlands, the congressman makes him pay big $$$; the congressman was not expecting was a rather large tip from William.
S01:E52 - Nothing Ventured . . . Nothing Capital Gained
When it looks as if William may spend the rest of his life behind bars, Sophia finds Congressman Spangler and shows him some incriminating pictures.