Marie-Louise (Madame Carven) Carven
(1909 - 2015)
Marie-Louise (Madame Carven) Carven was active/lived in France. Marie Louise Carven is known for contemporary, affordable fashion design clothing.
Biography Marie-Louise (Madame Carven) Carven
Following is The New York Times obituary of Marie-Louise Carven.
Marie-Louise Carven, Designer of Accessible Chic, Dies at 105
By Vanessa Friedman, June 9, 2015
Marie-Louise Carven, who founded the House of Carven and helped shape French fashion in the postwar years, died on Monday at her home in Paris. She was 105.
The Fédération Française de la Couture confirmed her death.
Mrs. Carven, who was known professionally as Madame Carven, was not just a designer; she was also a skilled marketer.
Her perfume, Ma Griffe, was introduced in 1946, and in 1950 she became one of the first couturiers, along with Jacques Fath and Pierre Balmain, to develop prêt-à-porter, which rendered formerly elitist fashion
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