WORDS | How to pronounce designer names

I made this quite a while ago now, and it attracted a lot of interest on Tumblr, so I thought I'd post it here for you! I'll probably add to it over time.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua: Ala-SAND-roe del-LA-kwa

Ann Demeulemeester: Ann DEH-moo-lah-MEE-ster

Bottega Veneta: BO-teg-a VEN-eta

Burberry Prorsum: BUR-bur-ree proar-SOME

Christian Louboutin: CHRISH-tan LOO-beh-tin/CHRISH-tee-ahn LOO-boo-tehn or CHRISH-tee-ahn loo-boo-TAHN, depending on which store you call.

Comme des Garçons: Comb day gar-SON

Dior Homme: Dee-OAR OM

Dolce & Gabbana: DOLE-chay and gab-BON-a

Dries Van Noten: DREEZE van KNOW-ten

DSquared2: DEE squared

Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-KIN

Givenchy: Zshee-VON-she

Gucci: GOO-chi

Haute couture: If you say ‘Hot Kew-ture’ or Kucher, you’ll want to change that to ‘OAT ku tour’ (trust me)

Hedi Slimane: Eddy slim-MAHN

Hermès: AIR-mehz

Issey Miyake: Eees-AY Me-Yah-Kee

John Varvatos: John var-VAY-toes

Junya Watanabe: JUNE-ya Wah-TAH-nah-beh

Kris Van Assche: Chris van-ASH

Lanvin: Lon-VAUN

Louis Vuitton: Loo-E vo-WE-ton

Maison Martin Margiela: MAZE-on Mar-TIN mar-GEL-a

Moschino: mo-SKEEN-o

Raf Simons: rauph SEE-mon

Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)

Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo

Sonia Rykiel: Sonia Ree-KEE-eel

Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-va-TOH-reh Fair-a-GAH-moe

Veronique Branquinho: Ve-ro-NEEK BRANG-kee-no

Versace: ver-SAH-chay

Yohji Yamamoto: YO-jee ya-MA-moto

Yves Saint Laurent: EVE Sane-LOR-aunt

Zegna: ZANE-ya

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