Whether you have a newfound interest in designer fashion, or you’re a self-proclaimed specialist, with names such as “Yves Saint Laurent” and “Givenchy” gracing runways, no one’s one-hundred-percent safe from the occasional pronunciation fail. To make things easier, and slightly less embarrassing, we’ve provided this list of the most commonly mispronounced designer names so you can say them the right way, the first time – no foreign language courses required.
15 Mispronounced Designer Names:
Burberry – burr-bur-ee
Bottega Veneta- boh-TEH-gah VEHN-e-tah
Bvlgari – BOOL-guh-ree
Christian Louboutin – christian loo-boo-tan
Dolce & Gabbana- dol-chey and gab-ba-na
Givenchy – jhee-von-shee
Hermes – er-mez
Herve Leger – air-VAY leh-JHAY
Lanvin – lahn-vahn
Louis Vuitton – loo-wee vee-tahn
Manolo Blahnik – mah-NO-lo BLAH-nik
Miu Miu - mew-mew
Moschino – mos-key-no
Yves Saint Laurent – eve sanh la-rahn
So next time you're complimenting your mother-in-law's new Manolo Blahniks, or asking if the sales associate if that super cute Moschino mini skirt is on sale, you'll sound like you know exactly what you're talking about - even if you don't.
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