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Pronouncing Designers' Names: The "Luxury Studies" Cliffs Notes

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Obviously, you don't need a tutorial on how to pronounce such challenging fashion names as Christian Lacroix, but for those poor anonymous souls who've spent years silently wondering whether it's "La-Croy" or "La-Crah," help is at hand. The Moment alerts us to a collection of short clips in which native speakers model the pronunciations of everyone from Givenchy to Hermes. Maybe the most interesting thing about the clips is their origin: The Imperial Hotel Management College (I.H.M.C.) in Vancouver assembled them for students in the "Luxury Studies" program. We're guessing enrollment is down these days, but regardless, if that sounds like a course of study you'd like to take, head over to blog Fashion Doohicky for a preliminary pop quiz.
· Say It Right | Fashion Translations [The Moment]
· Tongue Twister: Fashion Designer Names & Label [Fashion Doohicky]
· I.H.M.C. [Official Site]