How to Pronounce Luxe Designer Names

Ready to hit 10 Corso Como or my new favorite La Rinascente for some “luxe” shopping in Milan? Here’s a quick guide on how to pronounce designer names. Then you’ll be able to say, “Do you like my dress? It’s Hervé LégerAir-vay Lay-jay, Darling!”

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La Rinascente Milano

Anna Sui: Anna Swee
Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-kah
Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-aga
Balmain: Bahl-mahhhhn
Bottega Veneta: Bow-tay-guh Vah-netta
Christian Lacroix: Christian Luh-qua
Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten
Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Valley
Givenchy: Jee-von-shee
Hermes: Er-mez
Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
Jean Paul Gaultier: Zhon Paul Go-tee-ay
Lanvin: Lahn-vahhhh…n
Louis Vuitton: Louie Vwee-tahhhhh…n
Marchesa: Mar-kay-sah
Miu Miu: Myoo Myoo
Monique Lhuillier: Monique Loo-lee-ay
Moschino: Mos-key-no
Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez
Prabal Gurung: Prub-ble Ger-rung
Proenza Schouler: Pro-en-zuh Skool-er
Rochas: Row-shah
Rodarte: Row-dar-tay
Thakoon: Tuh-koon
Versace: Vur-sah-chee
Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-gee Yom-ah-mow-toe
Yves Saint Laurent: Eve Sane Laurennnnn…t

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