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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pass That Ver-Say-See

This is not new but I'll finally post it to be shared with my readers. For the most part, I'm a regular dude. I don't own many luxury brands...So when it comes to pronouncing the names of some of these high-profile designers I'd at least like to sound acquainted.
Here is the list to pronounce designer names:

Alessandro Dell’Acqua: Ala-SAND-roe del-LA-kwa
Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo
Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march
Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
Bebe: Bee-bee
Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta
Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree
Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some
Cacharel: Cash-er-el
Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
Chanel: Shuh-nel
Christian Dior: Dee-yor
Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin
Comme des Garçons: Comb day gar-Son
Dolce & Gabbana: Dole-chay and gab-BON-a
DSquared2: DEE squared
Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
Etro: Eh-tro
Fendi: Fend-ee
Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew
Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin
Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee
Gucci: GOO-chi
Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn
Hermès: Air-mez
Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
Hussein Chalayan: Who-sane Sha-lion
Issey Miyake: Eees-Ay Me-Yah-Kee
Jean Paul Gaultier: Sj-awn Paul Goat-ee-ay
John Varvatos: John var-VAY-toes
Lanvin: Lon-vin
Loewe: Low-ev-ay
Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton
Marithé et François Girbaud: Mah-ri-TAY eh Frans-SUAH Jeer-BOW
Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
Moschino: Mo-SKEEN-o
Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air
Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins
Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain
Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er
Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)
Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-va-TOH-reh Fair-a-GAH-moe
Swarovski: Swore-off-ski
Thakoon: Ta-koon
Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
Veronique Branquinho: Ve-ro-NEEK BRANG-kee-no
Versace: Ver-saw-chee
Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-to
Yves Saint Laurent: Eve-san-Laur-ahnt


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