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How to Really Pronounce Those Confusing Fashion Designer Names

Sep 4 2014 - 7:25am

We get it: it's the official start of Fashion Week, and you want to sound cool when you talk about all the designers you are following from New York to Paris. But then you have to actually say their names and, well, the jig is up. Prabal Gu-what now? Proenza Schou-who? Givench-huh?

To help you avoid a major fashion faux pas (pronounced foh pah, you guys), we've dug up some "helpful" video tutorials. Because you should probably consult 6-year-olds [1] with how to say "Mary Katrantzou," right?

Moda Operandi's Child-Proof Guide to Designer Pronunciation


The fine folks at Moda Operandi [2] solicited the help of a few up-and-coming fashion pros to pronounce the likes of Giambattista Valli [3] and Carolina Herrera [4].

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Jump to the 20-second mark to be fashion-shamed by P'Trique.

How to Actually Pronounce Every Designer Name (We Promise!)

Not to leave you hanging, we did do some investigative pronouncing and put together this A-Z fashion designer phonetics guide so you won't ever worry about misspeaking again. Watch on, and earn some bragging points when you get to correct your friends later.


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