How to pronounce famous fashion names like a pro

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Hervé Léger. Gianfranco Ferré. Balmain.

They are some of world’s most famous fashion designers and also some of the trickiest names in the fashion lexicon to pronounce, because none are said the way they’re spelled. (That last one is not the same as the as inner-Sydney suburb).

As Mercedes Benz Fashion Week reaches its climax in Sydney, language learning app Babbel has explained the correct way to say 17 top fashion label names.

Here’s the list to save you from the embarrassment of committing a serious crime against fashion.

Balmain - Bahl-mahn

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Christian Lacroix - Kris-tee-an Lah-kwah

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Christian Louboutin – Kris-tee-an Loo-boo-tan

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Givenchy - Zjee-vahn-shee

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Hervé Léger - Air-vay Lay-jehr

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Jean-Paul Gaultier – Jzhon-Paul Go-tee-ay

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Lanvin - Lahn-vahn

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Thierry Mugler - Tee-air-ree Mew-glair

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Yves Saint Laurent - Eve San Law-ron

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Bottega Veneta - Bow-tay-gah Veh-neh-ta

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Miuccia Prada - Mew-cha Prah-da

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Gianfranco Ferré - Gee-an-franco Feh-ray

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Giambattista Valli - Gee-am-bah-tee-sta Vah-lee

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Moschino - Moss-key-no

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Alessandra Facchinetti - Al-ay-sandra Fack-in-ett-ee

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Salvatore Ferragamo - Sal-vah-tor-re – Feh-ra-gah-mow

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Miu Miu - Mew Mew

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