Pronouncing Designer Names

Pronouncing those designer names can be tricky at times and you don’t want to be in a position to be corrected while shopping in their stores. *AWKWARD*

Here’s our list of famous designers and their pronunciation. Welcome to your Fashion Class!


Anna Sui: anna swee

Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah


Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tahn

Christian Louboutin

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Giambattista Valli

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez


Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion

Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Lanvin: lahn-vahn


Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L’Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah


Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique loo-lee-ay

Monique Lhuillier

Moschino: mos-key-no

Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik

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

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to

If you just had a “I’ve been pronouncing it wrong all my life!” moment then, it’s totally okay! This is where you start! Feel Fabulous now!



One thought on “Pronouncing Designer Names

  1. Saheli Dasgupta says:

    The article is really helpful! Though I’m a fashion student, I always get confused with these pronunciations.

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