Carven Eyewear

Carven, founded in 1945 by Carmen de Tommaso, is a worldwide known high-end fashion brand.
Madame Carmen was told – because she was only 1.55 meters tall – from her mother that she was never elegant. could be. That was the reason to start our own haute couture line for smaller ladies.

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The story of Carven

Founded in 1945

1945: Madame Carmen de Tommaso opens her first store on the Champs Élysées.

1950-1970: The fashion house starts rolling out other clothing products such as scarves, jewelry and also a collection for children. Madame Carmen becomes a popular dressmaker for airline personnel around the world.

2015: The two artistic directors Alexis Martial and Audrien Caillaudaud become the new designers for the women’s collection.
Madame Carmen passed away on June 8, 2015 at the age of 105.

2016: The fashion house launches its own modern-chic eyewear label for women.

2019: In addition to the current collection with women’s prescription frames and sunglasses, a men’s line is also being launched.

L’histoire de la Marque Carven

The brand, founded in 1945 by Carmen de Tommaso, is a worldwide known high-end fashion brand.
Madame Carmen was told – because she was only 1.55 meters tall – from her mother that she was never elegant could be. That was the reason to start our own haute couture line for smaller ladies.

A great success. In 2016, the fashion house is a highly valued concept with its own clothing, bags and perfume line. And from 2016 also with a modern-chic eyewear label: Carven Eyewear.

Carven for sale at Van der Geest Optiek
Carven for sale at Van der Geest Optiek
Carven for sale at Van der Geest Optiek
Carven for sale at Van der Geest Optiek