How To Pronounce 56 Of The Trickiest Designer Names Like A Fashion Pro

How To Pronounce 56 Of The Trickiest Designer Names Like A Fashion Pro

Ever read through a fashion mag, flipping through the glossy images, and coveting all those glam designer clothes? We love all things fashion and high-end designer but what happens when you stumble upon a designer or brand with a difficult-to-pronounce name?

We’ve all been there — we’ve been corrected by a member of fashions most elite and been left feeling like a loser by mispronouncing Nicolas Ghesquière’s name. Well we’re here to tell you that a little slip up doesn’t mean you’re any less fashionable.

These 56 designer names are the most commonly mispronounced so read on and find out how to pronounce them the right way like a fashion pro!

Altuzarra: ahl-too-ZAH-rah

Anna Sui: anna swee

Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Bulgari: bool-gah-ree

Carolina Herrera: cair-oh-lee-nah her-rair-ah

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa


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Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Elsa Schiaparelli: el-sa skeeap-uh-RELL-ee

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hedi Silmane: ed-ee slih-maan


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Hermès: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion

Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Junya Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey

Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L’Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah

Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo


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Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique lou-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Narcisco Rodriguez: nar-see-so rah-dree-gezz

Olivier Rousteing: oh-lee-vyay roo-stayn

Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins

Prabal Gurung: pruh-bul gooh-roong

Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er

Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik

Roland Mouret: roh-lahnd mor-ay

Saint Laurent: saan loh-rahn

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el

Thakoon: tah-koon

Thierry Mugler: teer-ee muh-glur


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Versace: vur-sah-chee

Vetements: vet-mahn

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to

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