How to Pronounce Designer Names

HOW TO PRONOUNCE DESIGNER NAMES

How To Pronounce Designer Names

How To Pronounce Designer Names

Article by Amber Podratz
Photo Credit: Sajas Minrah
Magazine: Issue #34

You have finally taken the leap to invest in yourself and your wardrobe and are out shopping, eyeing some fabulous designer garb and then it hits you, you have no idea how to pronounce the brand! Never be stumped by a designer name again. Here’s a handy A-Z list of how to pronounce some of the toughies out there.

 

 

A
Agent Provacateur: AH-ghant pro-VAC-a-TOOR
Altuzarra: al-tu-ZAH-ruh
Ann Demeulemeester: ANN de-MOO-leh-meester
Armani Preivé: ar-MAHN-ee PRE-vay
Azzedine Alaïa: AZZ-uh-deen a-LYE-ah

B
Badgley Mischka: BADGE-ley MISH-ka
Balenciaga: ba-len-SEE-ah-guh
Balmain: bahl-MAHN
Bottega Veneta: boh-TAY-guh VIN-un-tuh
Bvlgari: BUHL-guh-ree
Burberry Prorsum: BUR-bur-ee PROR-sum
Boucheron: BOO-sher-ohn

C
Camilla Skovgaard: ca-MILLA SKOVE-guard
Carolina Herrera: caro-LEE-na herr-AIR-uh
Cartier: KAH-tee-ay
Céline: seh-LEEN
Christian Dior: KRIS-chen dee-YOR
Christian Lacroix: KRIS-chen la-KWAH
Christian Louboutin: KRIS-chen LOO-boo-tahn
Commes de Garçons: KOM day gar-SOHN

D
David Yurman: DAY-vid YUR-man
Dior Homme: dee-YOR OHM
Dolce & Gabbana: dol-CHAY and ga-BAH-na
Dries Van Noten: drees van NO-ten

E
Emilio Pucci: un-MEE-lee-oh POO-chee
Erdem: ERR-dem
Ermenegildo Zegna: ERR-men-Gil-do ZAYN-ah
Etienne Aigner: eh-TEA-yen AHN-ay
Etro: ET-row

F
Fendi: FEN-dee

G
Giambattista Valli: JOM-ba-TEE-sta VA-lee
Giuseppe Zanotti: gi-SEPP-ee za-NO-tee
Givenchy: gee-VAHN-shee or zhee-von-she
Gucci: GOO-chee

H
Hermès: err-MEZ
Hervé Léger: ERR-vey Le-JAY

I
Isabel Marant: IS-a-bel MAR-ant
Issey Miyake: ih-SEE mee-YAH-kee

J
Jean-Paul Gaultier: JOHN PAUL GO-tee-ay
John Galliano: JOHN gal-ee-AH-no
John Varvatos: JOHN var-VAY-tos
Junya Watanabe: JOON-ya wa-tah-NAH-beh

K
Karl Lagerfeld: KARL LAH-ger-feld
Kiki de Montparnasse: KEE-KEE day MONT-par-nass

L
L’Occitane: L-OSS-i-tayne
Lancȏme: LAHN-cohm
Lanvin: lahn-VAHN
Laura Mercier: LOR-ah mer-see-AY
Loewe: LO-ay-vay
Louis Vuitton: LOO-ee VWEE-ton

M
Mackage: MA-cahge
Maison Martin Margiela: may-SOHN mar-TEN mar-GELLA
Manolo Blahnik: ma-NO-lo BLAH-nick
Marchesa: mar-KAY-sah
Missoni: miss-OH-nee
Miu Miu: MEW MEW
Miuccia Prada: MYOO-cha PRA-da
Monique Lhuillier: mo-NEEK lool-YAY
Monse: mon-SAY
Moschino: mo-SKEE-no

N
Nanette Lepore: na-NET le-PORE
Narciso Rodriguez: nar-CIS-co rod-REE-gez
Norma Kamali: NOR-ma kah-MAL-ee
 

P
Perricone MD: pear-i-CONE M-D
Piazza Sempione: pee-AH-zah SEM-pee-oh-nay
Pour La Victoire: POOR lah VIC-tor-ee
Prabal Gurung: PRAH-bal goo-RUNG
Prada: PRA-da
Prevage: preh-VAHGE
Proenza Schouler: pro-ENZA SKOO-ler
Pucci: POO-chi

R
Rebecca Minkoff: re-BECCA MINK-off
Riccardo Tisci: ri-CAR-do TI-shee
Roberto Cavalli: RO-ber-TO cah-VALL-ee
Rochas: ro-CHAS
Rodarte: ro-DAR-tay
Roger Vivier: RO-ger viv-VEE-yay
Roland Mouret: RO-land MOO-ray

S
Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-va-TOR-ay fair-ah-GAH-mo
Sergio Rossi: SER-gio ROSSI
Shiseido: shi-SAY-do
Shu Uemura: SHOO oo-moo-RAH
Sonia Rykiel: SO-nya REE-key-el
Swarovski: swar-OV-skee

T
Tag Heuer: TAG HOY-err
Thakoon: TA-koon
Thierry Mugler: TERRY MOO-gler
Trovata: tro-VA-ta

U
Uniqlo: U-NIK-lo

V
Valentino: val-en-TEE-no
Van Cleef & Arpels: van CLEEF and ar-PELLZ
Versace: ver-SAH-chee
Via Spiga: VEE-AH SPEE-gah
Viktor & Rolf: VIK-tor and ROLF
Vionnet: VEE-oh-NAY

Y
Yigal Azrouël: YEE-gal AHZ-roo-el
Yves Saint Laurent: EVE sahn LO-rahn

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