Have you ever been in a situation where a bunch of your girlfriends and yourself are talking about designer names and you or someone else got the pronunciation wrong? Maybe it wasn’t you who mispronounced but you feel just as embarrassed because you thought it was pronounced the same. With so many designer names out there, it can be difficult to get them all right especially if you aren’t familiar with them.

To up your designer level knowledge, here are some designer names and their pronunciation so you don’t embarrass yourself in the future.

Bagdley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahn

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-than

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown

Dolce and Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermes: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-than

Marchesa: mat-kay-sah

Miu Miu: mew mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er

Prabal Gurung: praw-bul goo-roong

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Thakoon: tah-koon

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron
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