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.
Celebrating a century since her birth, she was awarded France's Legion of Honor in 2009 — for her services to fashion, which included the creation of one of the first ready-to-wear lines, and developing the Ma Griffe perfume.
The Carven house experienced a revival in 2009 after the talented Guillaume Henry was appointed as designer.