January 27, 2011

NAME YOUR DESIGNERS THE RIGHT WAY

In my years as a fashion enthusiast, I've heard the label Marchesa pronounced in various ways. "Mar-che-sa" and "Mar-chee-sa," however, are not the correct way to say it. I've put together a list of designer names that even the fashion savvy can mispronounce, for your entertainment (and unembarrasement).




Ann Demeulemeester: Ann Deh-moo-lah-mees-ter

Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
Bebe: Bee-bee
Bottega Veneta: Bo-te-ga Ve-ne-ta 
Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Proar-some

Comme des Garçons: Comb day Gar-son

Dior Homme: Dee-oar Om

Dolce & Gabbana: Dole-chay and Ga-bon-a

DSquared2: Dee Squared

Givenchy: Shee-von-shee

Gucci: Goo-chi

Hermès: Air-mehz

Junya Watanabe: June-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay

Lanvin: Lon-vaun

Louis Vuitton: Loo-e Vo-ee-ton

Moschino: Mo-skeen-o

Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er  
Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-va-toh-reh Fair-a-gah-moe

Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
Versace: Ver-sah-chay
Yves Saint Laurent: Eve Sane-lor-aunt

So there you go! The bold syllables imply an accentuation. 




2 comments:

John said...

Awesome! I needed that! :D

jesuisblonde said...

Today a teacher said: Mar-CHE-sa. I DIED