You might not make the same cringeworthy mistake as tacky Nomi Malone in Showgirls who didn't know it was actually ver-SAH-chay, but what about Andrew Gn (soft G & rhymes with pen), and do you love THA-koon or Ta-koon - (hint: do you order Pad thigh or tie)?
"These days, there are a host of new designer names tripping us up, as globalization and the democratization of fashion bring brands from all over the world -- once limited to the couture cognoscenti -- to regular folk," explains Teri Agins in a fun piece on WSJ.com. To make sure you've got your GO-te-AY down, aced your al-BEAR el-BAHZ, and got LO-ee-VAY licked (of course you already knew it was the unaffected loreign and karen), be sure to read up at How to Pronounce Fashion Names.
- Lesley Scott
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