Pronuncitaon parfaite de la mode étiquettes

The ever-stylish Blair Waldorf has NEVER mispronounced a label. Image CW

Have you ever mispronounced a designer label?

It’s an easy thing to do since many design houses have hard-to-pronounce names, but regardless, doing this is a major faux-pas. Doing so means that you’ve EARNED that look below.

Luckily, there are considerate people who’ve spent time and energy compiling a list of the correct pronunciation of many noteworthy designer’s names…. and me, for sharing it 🙂

Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of how to correctly pronounce the hard-to-say design houses.  Enjoy!

• A Détacher: Ah Day-tah-shay
• Abaete: Ah-bye-ah-tay
• Acne: Ahk-nay
• Alber Elbaz: Ahl-bear El-bahz
• Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo
• Alessandro Dell’Acqua: Ala-sand-roe del-laa-kwa
• Alexandre Vauthier: Ah-lex-ahn-der Voh-tee-ay
• Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen
• Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann
• Ann Demeulemeester: Ann De-mule-eh-meester
• Anna Sui: Anna Swee
• Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-yuh Hind-marsh
• Aquilano Rimondi: Ah-kwi-lahn-doh Rim-ohn-dee
• Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa
• Azzedine Alaia: Azz-eh-deen Ah-lie-ah
• Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
• Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-ah-gah
• Balmain: Bahl-mahhhhn
• Behnaz Sarafpour: Ben-ahz Sar-uh-for
• Bibhu Mohapatra: Bee-booh Mo-ahh-pat-rah
• Bottega Veneta: Bow-teg-a Ven-eta
• Bouchra Jarrar: Boo-shra Jahr-arr
• Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree
• Burberry Prorsum: Burr-behr-ee Prohr-sum
• Cacharel: Cash-er-el
• Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
• Carven: Cahr-vehn
• Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee
• Chaiken: Chay-ken
• Chanel: Shuh-nel
• Christian Lacroix: Christian Luh-kwa
• Christian Louboutin: Christian Loo-boo-tin
• Comme des Garçons: Comb day Gar-son
• Costella Tagliapietra: Coh-stell-oh Tag-lee-ah-pee-ay-troh
• Cushnie et Ochs: Cuh-sh-nee eht Ocks
• Dior Homme: Dee-oar Om
• Dolce & Gabbana: Dol-chey and Gab-ana
• Dries Van Noten: Drees van Know-ten
• DSquared: Dee squared
• Elie Saab: Ee-lee Sahb
• Emanuel Ungaro: Ee-man-you-el Oon-gar-oh
• Erdem Moragliou: Air-dem More-ah-glee-uh
• Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
• Etro: Eht-ro
• Fendi: Fend-ee
• Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew
• Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Vah-lee
• Gianfranco Ferre: Gee-ahn-fran-co Feh-ray
• Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin
• Givenchy: Zjee-von-shee
• Gucci: G00-chi
• Guillame Henry: Gee-ohm Ahn-ree
• Guy Laroche: Ghee La-roash
• Hedi Slimane: Ed-ee Slim-ahn
• Hermès: Air-mehz
• Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jah
• Hussein Chalayan: Who-sane Sha-lion
• Issa: Ee-sah
• Issey Miyake: Iss-ee Mee-yah-key
• Jean Paul Gaultier: Sj-awn Paul Goat-ee-ay
• Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock
• John Varvatos: John var-VAY-toes
• Junya Watanabe: Joon-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay
• Kirna Zabête: Keer-nah Zah-bet
• Kris Van Assche: Chris van-ASH
• Lanvin: Lon-vin
• Loewe: Low-ev-ay
• Louis Vuitton: Loo-wee Vwee-tahn
• Lucien Pellat-Finet: Lu-see-en Peh-lought Fin-ay
• L’Wren Scott: La-ren Scott
• Madame Gres: Madame Gray
• Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay
• Maison Martin Margiela: Maise-on Mar-tin mar-jel-a
• Maiyet: May-et
• Maje: Mahj
• Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
• Marithe Francois Girbaud: Ma-ree-the Fran-so-ah Jer-bo
• Mary Katrantzou: Mary Cat-trant-zoo
• Missoni: Miss-own-ee
• Miu Miu: mew-mew
• Monique Lhueillier- Monique Loo-lee-ay
• Moschino-Mos-key-no
• Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez
• Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air
• Olivier Theyskens: Oh-liv-ee-ay Tay-skins
• Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain
• Proenza Schouler: Pro-en-zuh Skool-er
• Raf Simons: Rauph See-mon
• Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en
• Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo
• Rochas: Row-shahs
• Rodarte: Row-dar-tay
• Roksanda Ilincic: Rock-sand-da Ill-in-chik
• Sacai: Suh-kai
• Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-vah-tor-re Fer-ra-gah-moh
• Schiaparelli: Skyap-uh-rell-ee
• 6267: Six-two-six-seven
• Sonia Rykiel: Sewn-yah Ree-key-el
• Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee
• Swarovski: Swore-off-ski
• Thakoon: Ta-koon
• Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
• Tibi: t-bi
• Tocca: Toe-ka
• TSE: say
• Ulyana Sergeenko: Uhl-yahn-uh S-air-jane-koh
• Veronique Branquinho: Ve-ro-neek Brang-kee-no
• Versace: Ver-saw-chee or Ver-sawch-eh
• Vika Gazinskaya: Vee-kah Gahv-in-skee-yah
• Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay
• Yigal Azrouël: yig-ahl Ahz-roo-el
• Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee ya-MAmmoto
• Yves Saint Laurent: Eve Sane-Lor-aunn

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