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How To Pronounce Christian Lacroix

Sometimes I was wondering how to pronounce Christian Lacroix so I did some survey. In my next article there will be his news and more fashion shows. Here I’ve two people how to pronounce it. The first is an interview with an American TV presenter – see how they pronounce in this video. I don’t think that sounds quite right.

See what I mean? Does she say LER KRAW? Second video is about Christian Lacroix perfume advertisement in France. Very sentimental and elegant video in which you can hear it very clearly – more like LA KRRRRWA! I like his perfume designed, will go to have a look for my next shopping trip!

Here’s a sound file taken from the video, save it on your phone and listen, just in case you have to say it sometime!

Jean Paul Gaultier: Cone Bra to Supersize Model

One of the fashions that struck me most about Jean Paul Gaultier (hear how to pronounce his name)  fashion designer was the ‘Cone Bra’ outfit, which was designed for Madonna for her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990. After that, there was a Hong Kong Comedy Movie, starring Maggie Chung who wore that Cone Bra for her funny role as well.

You can see the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Summer 2008 for his collection in here. This time a mermaid is wearing the cone bra.

I was wandering if I was wearing the Cone Bra on the street, will people stare at me?  I don’t mind if I would be able to wear it on a fashion show but not in the high street!

Gaultier Model Size 20Hello magazine has a great Jean Paul Gaultier profile. He was so obsessed with fashion design in the early days. I would say if somebody is obsessed and persistent in their goal, usually they will be successful, don’t you think so?

Jean Paul Gaultier said that beauty can be universal. The model’s name is “Velvet” from New York, USA. Some bloggers say Jean Paul Gaultier did this as a reaction, to make a mockery of the ban on super-skinny models. Many have commented that if he really wanted to show beauty is universal, he should have used some average sized women.

Whatever the truth is, there are plenty of opinions! So what do you think? Was Gaultier telling women “you’re all beautiful, no matter what size”? Or was he saying “I can’t use skinny models? Well, cop this!”.

I’d love to know what you think!

How to pronounce Jean Paul Gaultier

Another designer’s name that catches me out sometimes! Jean Paul Gaultier is pronounced like “ZHON POL GOL-tee-yay”. The “Paul” and the “Gaul” sound the same. The ‘ZH’ sound is like the ‘s’ in ‘vision’.

Here’s an audio clip of “Jean Paul Gaultier”:

From this Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Classique’ video:

The music is “Nessun Dorma” from the opera “Turandot” by Puccini

This is another audio clip of someone saying “Jean Paul Gaultier”:


From this ‘le male’ (the man) video:

The music is “Casta Diva” from Bellini’s “Norma”. While I was researching on YouTube, I found this amazing video of the famous opera diva Maria Callas singing Casta Diva. What a voice – I had to include it!