“Lu-Bu-Tahn”: J. Lo’s Lesson In Fashion Phonetics

Even luxury label-wearing celebs need a little FSL (Fashion as a Second Language). Apparently, Jennifer Lopez called Christian Louboutin to make sure she was pronouncing his name right in her new single, “Louboutins.” Says the shoe designer:

“But of course, in America the public pronounces my name in like a million different ways. So Jennifer called me, and she was like, ‘Listen, I want to make sure that I get it right.’ And she did…from the very first time!”

–[Fashion Week Daily]

Good thing she double-checked, though. Writing a song around a mispronounced designer name could have been really embarrassing. What are some other fashion terms people have trouble with or don’t get right? Check ‘em out after the jump …

  • Prêt-à-porter: Pret-ah-por-tay
  • Hermès: Er-mez
  • Haute Couture: Oat-ku-tur (the h is silent)
  • Couturier: Ku-tur-ee-ur
  • Rodarte: Ro-dar-tay
  • Trompe l’oeil: Tromp-loi
  • Moschino: Mos-keen-oh
  • Gaultier: Go-tee-ay
  • Lacroix: Lah-cwah