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^ so did i , i think it is bal-mah?
and how do you pronounce blaak
is it just black or is it like blahk

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Yes, more like Bal-mah. (:

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^ Balmain is Bal-mayne? I always pronounced it Bal-mah?
It would be Bal-mayne if it was written Balmaine, so your pronunciation is correct

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^Thanks, I guess I was pronouncing the ai correct, and there is no soft n
Lanvin I'm still not sure about

Is is Dreez Vahn Ote-ehn for Dries Van Noten?

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^I'm quite sure your version for Dries is correct.

Lanvin is pronounced similarly to Balmain, something like Lahn-veh.

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Inogolo is actually really good with this sort of thing, I find. http://inogolo.com/

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Lanvin pronunciation it's driving me crazy...i know that in french usually the final -vin should be pronounciated as -ven ,so it would be Lawn-veh but i'm pretty sure that in one of the video of vogue fr,where Emmanuelle Alt comment the collection, she says -VAN..so i guess we can say it's not LAWN-VEH but LAWN-VAH
here it is the link of the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmZMYpd8ic

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i say lawn-van, exactly how emmanuelle says it in the video. i mean, if she says it like that, i follow her.

i never knew how to say Roksanda Ilincic's last name. but now i know. it's rock-san-da eel-ling-chi-ch

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Thanks! I pronounced Balmain also very wrong

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How do you pronounce "Loeffler Randall"? Leff-ler? So lost.

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^Thanks, I guess I was pronouncing the ai correct, and there is no soft n
Lanvin I'm still not sure about

Is is Dreez Vahn Ote-ehn for Dries Van Noten?
Dry-s van Note en

I have a Dutch mother

Be careful not to say "vahn" it will sound working class.

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^I'm pretty sure it's Vair-SAH-chay with r pronounced by flicking the tongue against the front teeth instead of just puckering the lips. I think the Italian "ce" gets pronounced like Chay, since everyone says Dole-chay & Gabbana instead of Dole-chee
How is the u in couture pronounced? i say Ote COO-tyure for Haute Couture but I'm not sure if that's correct. Oh and how are Balmain and Lanvin pronounced? I have no idea if the Ns at the end are pronounced or not or how the soft-n works, nor how the ai is pronounced
Thanks in advance!
People say dole-chay because they have no idea. It's Dol-che and Versa-che. Like when you say BotticElli, you don't say boti-chay-lli, or for those who have no idea who botticelli is, pronunce the E of Versace EXACTLY like the first E. vErsacE



At 01:15, she clearly says Versa-che so please everyone stop saying Versa-chay, it sounds so incredibly cheesy.

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I was just watching an interview with Stuart Vevers about the new Loewe Icons collection and he pronounced Loewe
Loo-evv-ay
I literally had no idea - I read in this thread that it was pronounced Low-uh and have called it that forever.

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People say dole-chay because they have no idea. It's Dol-che and Versa-che. Like when you say BotticElli, you don't say boti-chay-lli, or for those who have no idea who botticelli is, pronunce the E of Versace EXACTLY like the first E. v]rsacE

At 01:15, she clearly says Versa-che so please everyone stop saying Versa-chay, it sounds so incredibly cheesy.
You're so right! Versa-chay is the english pronounciation. I guess ppl often forget that there are still some other languages

Same with Balmain and Lanvin. It is french! So no "Bal-mayne" or whatever. In the french language, the ending isn't spoken.

In general I hate it when all these brand names get adapt to english cos It takes away their glamour

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^ I agree on you so much. This also happens to Hermès as people pronounce it like they learn in mythology but it's written in French and it's a French brand, for god sake.

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