Pronunciations Of Designer Brand Names, Decoded.

December 26, 2013

When was the last time you pronounced Givenchy as "gi ven chi " or Hermes as "her-mees"? Designer names aren't always the easiest to pronounce. Boy, are they fancy! Very easy to mess up with! Not to worry though, I've got you covered! Here's a list of designer names and their phonetic pronunciations. Welcome back to school! 

  • Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-kah
  • Balenciaga: Bah-lin-see-ah-gah
  • Balmain: Bahl-mahn (In French words, the 'n' at the end is almost silent)
  • Bvlgari: Bull-gur-ee
  • Bottega Veneta: Bow-tay-guh Vah-netta
  • Cartier: Car-tea-eh
  • Christian Lacroix: Christian La-kwa
  • Christian Louboutin: Christian Loo-boo-tahn 
  • Comme Des Garcons: Comb day gar-sewn
  • Dolce & Gabanna: Dole-chay and Gab-bon-a
  • Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
  • Givenchy: Ji-vaun-shee (n is 'vaun' almost silent)
  • Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Valley
  • Giuseppe Zanotti: Joo-zepp-ee Zan-ott-ee
  • Hermes: Air-Mez
  • Herve Leger: Air-way Lay-jair
  • Issey Miyake: Eh-seh Mi-yah-key
  • Jean Paul Gaultier: Zhon Paul Go-tee-ay
  • Lanvin: Lahn-vahn (n almost silent)
  • Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Vee-tawn (n almost silent)
  • Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
  • Moschino: Moss-ki-no
  • Monique Lhuillier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ayy
  • Miu Miu: Myoo Myoo
  • Proenza Schouler: Pro-en-za Skool-er
  • Rochas: Row-shah
  • Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-vah-tor-ay Fair-ah-gah-mo
  • Versace: vur-sah-chee
  • Yves Saint Laurent: Eve-saw-lawron (n is silent)
So, what all names were you messing up all along? Have i missed something? Tell me via the comments section.

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