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Carven's Fall 2014 Woman is An Art World-Savvy, Film Noir Heroine

According to designer Guillaume Henry, today's Carven woman knows her art. Dizzying prints of hands and severed fingers prove that this girl is partial toward the Surrealists, while her wavy, side-parted hair implies that she's a bit of a film noir buff. In short, she's the type of woman who's most at home chatting about Man Ray in front of a flickering fireplace, or solving crime in an impeccable dress.

Carven RTW Fall 2014

If the dress didn’t imply some sort of narrative, she simply wasn’t interested.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

Front zippers were vital for quick costume changes between gallery openings.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

She liked to wear silver for breakfast and gold for dinner.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

This coat kept her anonymity intact and gave her a place to rest her head after too much deductive reasoning.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

She disliked art museums, because they never quite lived up to her clothes.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

Men tried to use this coat as a pickup line. “Is that a shoe or a leg?” they’d ask. She never responded.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

She often attended free guest lectures at the local college, where she wore her most academic prints.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

All she needed to solve a crime was a muff and something in peachy satin.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

She had no interest in being overly thematic, except when animal print was involved.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

It wasn’t often that she wore fur, but when she did, she rarely wore anything beneath.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

The arrows on her dress flew every which way, like her taste in modern art.

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Carven RTW Fall 2014

She truly disliked the question, “What does it mean?”

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