Carmen Marc Valvo is a quintessential American designer who, since 1989, has been exploring his soul's desire to bring glamorous dressing to every woman's life. Valvo grew up in a traditional Spanish/Italian family in Westchester County, New York. After receiving a degree in Fine Arts at Manhattanville College he enrolled at Parsons School of Design in New York.
Valvo's professional career began as a ready to wear designer for Nina Ricci in Paris, followed by a stint at Christian Dior. In 1989 he launched his own sportswear that was an instant success but it was the launch of his Couture collection in 1998 that captured the hearts of buyers at both Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Today, the world of Carmen Marc Valvo also includes a sportswear collection, a new suit collection, custom furs, shoes, limited-edition jewelry designs, swimwear and a new highly anticipated eyewear line.
It is Valvo's superb tailoring, understanding of fit issues and masterful detailing that have distinguished him from his peers. Women's Wear Daily perhaps said it best "Over the years, the designer has demonstrated the talent to do it all."