Pronunciation Is Key

Olivier Theyskens

Belgian-born Olivier Theyskens the once designer for Nina Ricci who turned out “sweetly gritty girl”, as so elegantly put it, designs for the label is another doozy of a name. Olivier is pronounced O-live-vee-ay while his last name is pronounce Tay-skins.

Chloe Sevigny

Next up is actress, stylista extraordinaire Chloë Sevigny.  Chloë is pronounce klo-ee while Sevigny is pronounced, in the actressed own words as “number seven, letter ‘e'”.

Nicolas Ghesquiere

Designer for fashion house Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquière.  His first name, Nicolas, is pronounced Nee-co-la while his last name Ghesquière is pronounce guess-key-air (with a soft ‘r’).

Hope this helps.



About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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