A person or thing that attracts a lot of attention or interest.
1) He had an unwavering commitment to equal rights as the organization's sole cynosure.
2) The company is the cynosure for anyone wanting to make it big in the music industry.
Middle French and Latin; Middle French Ursa Minor, guide from Latin cysonura Ursa Minor, from Greek kynosura, from lynos ora literally meaning 'dog's tail'.
compass, direction, polestar