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Designer Name Dictionary

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I stumbled upon a page on Bazaar Magazine’s Website and thought it’d be interesting to share. In today’s urban society, many of us wear and carry big designer names but not necessarily pronounce them correctly.

Below are some familiar names and their proper pronunciation.

Acne: ahk-nay

Anna Sui: anna swee

Anya Hindmarch: ahn-yuh hind-marsh

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

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

Elie Saab: ee-lee sahb

Ermenegildo Zegna: ehr-men-e-jil-doh zayn-yah

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

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

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en

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

Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el

Thierry Mugler: tee-air-ee mu-glare

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

Reference:
HarpersBAZAAR.com

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