When London charlady Mrs Harris sees the beautiful Dior gown of one of her lady customers, she is determined to have one for herself – even if it means walking to walk instead of catching the bus, giving up ‘the pictures’ and a drop of gin in the pub once a week with her neighbour Violet; and taking in sewing at home to do after a long day’s work.  But when she cheerfully sets of for Paris, she has no idea how hard and difficult the purchase of a Dior gown will be.