The house of Carven was founded by Marie-Louise Carven in 1945. Specializing in outfits for petite ladies like her, the brand was an instant hit with the French elite in Post-War Paris. In 2017, Serge Ruffieux was appointed Creative Director of Carven, overseeing the brand's womenswear, accessories and footwear lines. Prior to Carven, Serge spent nearly a decade at Christian Dior, where he was a co-artistic director between 2015 and 2016. Previous roles include time spent as a right-hand to the French designer Sonia Rykiel.