Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's a definite spark between them but circumstances intervene and he leaves town without her. Later she learns he's married. Determined to make it as a fashion designer, Rae moves to New York and becomes a great success.
When high school beauty Bianca Stratford is banned from dating until her tempestuous sister Kat does, the infatuated young Cameron must employ bad boy Patrick to seduce the stubborn Kat, in this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s’ The Taming of the Shrew.