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Outside the Tartan: Mispronunciation is like socks with sandals

This allows for diversity, variation, complexity, and a multitude of concepts to be illustrated on the runway.

by Catherine Ebbitts, Social Media Team Member

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In the world of high end fashion, designers congregate from all over the world. This allows for diversity, variation, complexity, and a multitude of concepts to be illustrated on the runway. One problem, sometimes humorous in action, is the pronunciation of these designer brand names. The number one indicator of a person’s level of fashion knowledge is how well they master the dialects of the designer alphabet. Get ready to speak fashion, and stand out like a pro.

 

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Givenchy: giv-on-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vee-tahn

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Moschino: mos-key-no

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

 

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