Should you ever find yourself in the position of buying a bag at Hermes, darlings, the last thing you want to do is enter the store and say:
"Oooooooh, I just LOVE me some HER-Meeeez!!!!"
Because it's pronounced "Err-MEZ."
It doesn't matter whether you can afford to buy designs from Proenza Schouler or Lanvin -- you can at least learn to pronounce them.
After all, you never know when you'll find yourself front row at a Fashion Week runway show ...
Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.
Read on to find out the correct way to pronounce some of the biggest designer and brand names in the fashion industry. And if I missed one you've been wondering about, let me know in the comments and I'll add it to the list!
Proenza Schouler: Pro-IN-za SCHOOL-er
Bebe: BEE-BEE (I said "Bay-bay" for years. OOPS.)
Ralph Lauren: Ralph LOHR-ren (NOT "Ralph Lo-REN")
Donna Karan: Donna Karen
Max Mara: Max Mah-ra
Herve Leger: Err-VEH Le-zhay
Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ee Moo-glay
Image via Beatrice Murch/Flickr