Here’s how you should actually be pronouncing ‘Versace’


This is one fashion correction you don’t want to miss.

In a recent interview with Vogue, Versace creative director Donatella Versace dropped a bombshell that shed light on a major fashion faux pas (that most of us probably didn’t even realise we were committing!): English speakers have been mispronouncing ‘Versace’ for years – and yes, this includes Kanye West and his infamous Versace rant.

As part of the 73 questions with Vogue segment, Donatella answered a round of quick fire questions in the setting of her Milan apartment. When the interviewer asked Donatella which word she wished English speakers would stop saying incorrectly, she revealed—without missing a beat—it was her family name.

As it turns out, most of us have been saying “Versach-ee” when in face the correct pronunciation is “Versach-eh”.

To ensure you don’t make this fashion faux pas again, scroll below to see a clip of Donatella herself explaining the correct pronunciation of the brand’s name.

Donatella, consider us schooled.

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