His destiny is to become soon a famous dressmaker, opened a fashion house, make clothes for elegant women of her town.
He recently started working at a tailor shop of the prestigious Dover Street, and life seems to finally smile.
An unexpected trip to Paris, a city consistently ranked at the top for fashion, does touch the boundaries of his dream.
But it's 1939, and war is just around the corner. Ada is trapped in France, without the possibility of returning home. No money, no shelter, Ada is not to blame, but to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
And the Nazi soldiers do not stop at nothing. It is deported to the Dachau concentration camp. There, where the cold creeps with no escape way down to the bone, surrounded by empty eyes to hunger and despair, Ada clings to the only thing that remains, his dream.
His skill with needle and thread allows her to work for the wife of the camp commander. Clothing produced by Ada in the long years of captivity are increasingly sought. His fame extends beyond the walls of Dachau and reaches up to the highest Nazi hierarchy.
Until the time when the commissioning of a dress that will be the most beautiful I've ever packed. A black evening dress, with a red rose. But Ada does not know what his hands are creating is not any dress. It will be the wedding dress from Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress …
A novel with historical background that encourages reflection: you can have a dream and hold it even when life pushes you in the blackest black? The feelings and hopes can override the terror and the horror of a concentration camp? And in the end, feelings are really the prerogative of the good or bad, or there are many shades in between?