Carmen de Tommaso, connue comme Mme Carven, fondatrice de la maison de couture Carven, pose à Paris dans les années 1940. Carmen de Tommaso, known as Madame Carven, founder of the fashion house Carven, poses in Paris in 1940 (Photo /afp.com)
Madame Carven poses January 11,2002 at her Paris home with her dog Naza.Carmen de Tommaso born in 1909 in Chatellerault,instigator of 1st haute couture presentation that travelled around world (Photo Joel Saget / afp.com
CARVEN— Engraving Of Paris Platform Wedge 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. It lives on in the spirit of perfect design and choice materials. Today, the house offers ready-to-wear that is both inspired and accessible.