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February 1, 2014

How To Pronounce Designer Names 101

How To Pronounce Designer Names 101
February 1, 2014
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It is fundamentally strange how some of the best designers in the world have the most difficult names to pronounce. Not to mention how embarrassing it is when you're talking to a Vogue editor at a gala and you mispronounce a designer... It's very embarrassing, trust me on that one. I guess it's not as embarrassing as accidentally tripping a Vogue editor at Fashions Night Out but that's a whole different story.

This fabulous guide to pronouncing names was published on Harpers Bazaar a few days ago and I HAD to share. As a fashion lover, stylist and writer I couldn't not share with you! 

Make sure you're alone if you start pronouncing these out loud, you might get funny looks on the subway if you don't. 

Let's get started!! Don't forget to have fun with this lovelies! Fashion is supposed to be fun. 

Anna Suianna swee

Ann Demeulemeesterann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaiaazz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Badgley Mischkabadge-lee meesh-kah



Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroixchristian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutinchristian loo-boo-tan

Comme des Garçonscomb dey gah-sown

Dolce & Gabbanadol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Notendrees van know-ten

Gareth Pughgareth pew

Giambattista Valligee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Gianfranco Ferregee-ahn-franco feh-ray



Hervé Légerair-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayanhoo-sane sha-lion

Issey Miyakeiss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultierzhon paul go-tee-ay

Junya Watanabejun-yah wat-an-ah-bey

Kinder Agguginikinder ag-ooh-gee-nee



Louis Vuittonloo-wee vwee-tahn

L'Wren Scottla-ren scott

Maison Martin Margielamay-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah


Mary Katrantzoumary cat-trant-zoo

Miu Miumew-mew

Monique Lhuilliermonique le-hu-lee-ay


Olivier Theyskensoh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins

Proenza Schoulerpro-en-zuh skool-er



Roksanda Ilincicroksanda ill-in-chik

Salvatore Ferragamosal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Sonia Rykielsewn-yah ree-key-el



Yves Saint Laurenteve san lau-ron

Yohji Yamamotoyoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to

Source: How to pronounce Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more designer names - Harper's BAZAAR
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