Death of Madame Carven

June 8, 2015
Paris, France

Madame Carven, fashion pioneer, dies in Paris at 105
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By THOMAS ADAMSON, The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Madame Carven, the ready-to-wear and perfume pioneer who founded the fashion house Carven in 1945, has died. She was 105.

France's fashion federation says that she died in Paris on Monday.

Madame Carven, whose real name was Marie-Louise Carven-Grog, was a contemporary of Christian Dior — and was one of Paris' most sought after designers following World War II. She was at the helm of her house until 1993.


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