Since the beginning, the Carven house has had a democratic and Parisian view of fashion design. Madame Carmen de Tommaso broke through the austere world of Haute Couture as an innovator in the Forties with a spontaneous and fresh style, adapted to the women’s everyday life at that time.
Madame Carven opens her fashion house at Rond Point des Champs Elysees in Paris. The address of Head Office has never changed, and you will still find them there today. On the basis of her reputation and the phenomenal success of her early collections, she dressed queens, princesses and empresses, and became a much sought-after creator for the female film stars of the post-war era. Carven develops licences for ready-to-wear and accessories for men and women throughout the world. A line of Carven Golfwear for men and women is created, as the sport becomes more and more popular in France.
Since 2009, Carven has opened a new chapter. From the couture years, Guillaume Henry and Carven have kept its heritage. It lives on in the spirit of perfect design and choice materials. Honoring the legacy of the House’s Haute Couture years, the one that rhymes with perfect garment design and appropriateness of fabrics, today Carven offers inspired and affordable ready-to-wear clothes.