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    Fashion Designer Pronunciation Guide

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    If you’ve never been quite sure if you’re pronouncing all your favorite fashion brands correctly, you're not alone. With so many French, Spanish, and Italian names in the world of fashion, there are some tricky names in the fashion lexicon. No need to stress any longer, the experts at Yoogi's Closet are here to help. Listed below are the phonetic pronunciations of the more difficult fashion brand names. Study up, and you’ll be sounding like a true fashion expert in no time.

     

    How To Pronounce Popular Fashion Brand Names

     

    AUDEMARS PIGUET

    Awe-duh-mare Pee-uh-jay

     

    BALENCIAGA

    bahl-en-see-AH-gah

     

    BOTTEGA VENETA

    bow-tay-guh vah-netta

     

    BULGARI

    BOOL-gah-ree

     

    CARTIER

    car-tee-aye

     

    CHOPARD

    show-pard

     

    CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

    KREEST-yahn loo-boo-tah-n (soft 'n')

     

    GIVENCHY

    jee-VOHN-shee. The 'G' is soft and the 'i' in French has a more rounded pronunciation. The 'ch' is pronounced soft, like 'chaise' rather than 'chair'. In French, the emphasis is placed on the second syllable (in this case, 'ven').

     

    GUCCI

    goo-chee

     

    LOUIS VUITTON

    lou-ee VWEE-tah-n (soft ‘n’). Silent 's'!

     

    HERMÈS

    ehr-mez. Hermès is French, so the ‘h’ is silent. While usually in French if a word ends in 's' it is silent, the grave accent on the second 'e' means that the 's' is very softly pronounced.

     

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE

    zhey-ZHER leh-KOOLT

     

    MANOLO BLAHNIK

    mah-NO-lo BLAH-nik

     

    PROENZA SCHOULER

    pro-enza SKOO-ler (a hard ‘c’ sound and a silent ‘h’). The 'ch' is pronounced similarly to the 'ch' in 'school'

     

    SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

    sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

     

    VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS

    Van kley

     

    YVES SAINT LAURENT

    eve san lau-ron

     


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