Here’s another hero of mine in the fashion world, Mr. Carmen Marc Valvo. This brilliant American designer always comes up with stunning designs, starting from his daytime/evening wear to his swimwear and up to the gorgeous bridal collection. Plus, who could resist that cute smile of his! hehe.. So, let’s get to know him a bit more, shall we?
Carmen Marc Valvo was born in a traditional Spanish/Italian family and grew up in New York. Having family with medical background (his father was the anesthesiologist and his mother a nurse), he learned more to enter the field by volunteering to work in a few ER sessions. However, he realized that his passion is more to the fashion industry. He enrolled in Parsons School of Design in NY and his career started when he worked for Nina Ricci in Paris and Christian Dior.
Carmen also involves in several charity events such as National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) as an ambassador to raise awarness of this curable cancer and in 2005, he teamed up with several designers to create the Red Dress Collection — Made to give awareness to women about heart disease.
Kate Winslet, Oprah Winfrey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Kelly Preston, Lucy Liu are just some of the names who ADORE CMV, and it’s certainly not hard to see why!
Here are some of his delicious collection!
Lace Hem Dress for US$355.
Sequined Dress for US$630.