Can You Correctly Spell These Fashion Brand Names?


By: Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It takes quite a lot of money to buy and own most of the fashion brands we'll be quizzing you on today, but it also takes lots of smarts to know how to spell them. Sure you can own a pair of red-bottoms, but how many people can really the name of the designer or brand who sells them? And that's exactly why we're here today. We want to see if you can not only buy, but also spell the names of some of the biggest and most sought-after designers and fashion brands in the world. 

We'll give you a hint about who the designer could possibly be, as well as some answers, laced with incorrect options, to test your knowledge. By the end, we'll know if you know your designers and if you know how to spell their names. We'll know if you know the difference between the real thing, or if you'd be fooled by the knock-offs at the corner of the street. 

If you think you've got the smarts or the fashion knowledge to correctly spell the names of all these luxury designers, go ahead and get started on this quiz. 

Spanish in origin but currently French-owned, how should this name be spelled?

The Balenciaga company was founded by Cristobal Balenciaga of Spain. Despite its Spanish origin, the fashion house is currently owned by the French company, Kering.


Created by a talented male duo, what's the correct spelling on this brand's name?

The Dolce & Gabbana company was established jointly by Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce. The brand is a producer of luxury fashion.


How do you correctly spell this designer's name?

The Giuseppe Zanotti brand was founded by the man whom the company was named after, Giuseppe Zanotti, of Italy. The brand manufactures luxury footwear, apparel and accessories.


This French brand also happens to share a name with a Greek god. How should it be spelled?

Established since 1837, the Hermes brand is a French fashion house. The brand specializes in a variety of goods which include jewelry, fragrances and leather accessories.


What's the correct spelling for the abbreviation LV?

The Louis Vuitton Malletier brand is commonly known as Louis Vuitton or simply LV. Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house and luxury retail company.


Which of the options below is spelled correctly?

Headquartered in Paris, France, the Givenchy brand specializes in luxury fashion and fragrances. The brand was founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy.


This shoe brand has been featured on "Sex and the City." How should it be written?

The Manolo Blahnik brand is named after its owner Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik of Spain. Manolo Blahnik is a high-end shoe brand.


Almost 40 years old, what's the right way of spelling this company's name?

The Moschino brand was founded in 1983 by Franco Moschino. The brand produces clothing, leather accessories, shoes, luggage and fragrance.


An extremely famous fashion house, how should one spell this brand's name?

The Gucci company is an Italian fashion house. The brand manufactures luxurious leather goods.


Can you tell us which name is the right way of spelling this particular designer's brand?

The Versace brand was founded in Italy in 1978. It is a luxury fashion company which produces ready-to-wear leather apparel.


A luxurious French brand, how would you say this should be spelled?

A French luxury fashion house, Saint Laurent is officially Yves Saint Laurent. The company was founded in France in 1961.


Famous for the brand's red-bottomed shoes, can you tell us how this is supposed to be spelled?

The Christian Louboutin company was started by, you guessed it, Christian Louboutin of France. The brand's signature product is its red-soled stilettos.


What do you think the correct spelling is?

Miu Miu is a subsidiary of Prada. The Italian brand produces high fashion clothing and accessories for women.


A crocodile is what you'll see whenever you see this brand. But how should it be spelled?

The Lacoste brand can be easily distinguished by its popular green crocodile logo. A French company, the brand was founded by tennis player Rene Lacoste and Andre Gillier.


How do you really spell this designer's brand?

The Dsquared2 fashion house is owned by twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten. The brand manufactures ready-to-wear apparel and shoes.


Founded back in the '60s, what is this luxury house's correct spelling?

The Valentino brand was founded in Rome, Italy by Valentino Garavani in 1960. It is a clothing company.


Worn by the Kardashians quite frequently, how does one spell this French brand's name?

Balmain is a luxury French fashion house. The brand was founded in 1946 by Pierre Balmain of France.


Of the options, which do you think is correct?

Issey Miyake is a Japanese fashion brand. The brand's best-known product is its L'eau D'Issey fragrance.


Created by two men who put their surnames together, how do you spell this brand?

The Badgley Mischka brand was created in 1988 by James Mischka and Mark Badgley. The brand is a producer of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories.


A German brand, how should its name be spelled?

The Karl Lagerfeld brand is named after designer Karl Lagerfeld of Germany. Lagerfeld is also the creative director of the Chanel and Fendi brands.


Producing both couture and ready-to-wear clothing, what should this brand's name look like?

The Armani brand was founded in Italy by Giorgio Armani in 1975. The brand produces haute couture and ready-to-wear products.


Created by a pair of sisters, can you tell us how their brand and surname are spelled?

The Zimmermann brand was created by sisters Simone and Nicky Zimmermann in 1991. The brand specializes in ready-to-wear apparel for women.


Tell us how this brand should really be spelled.

The Estee Lauder brand was founded in New York City by Estee and Joseph Lauder. The company is a multinational manufacturer of skincare and fragrance products.


Founded over 100 years ago in France, which of these spellings is the correct option for this brand?

The fashion company Chanel was founded by Coco Chanel in 1910. The brand is best known for its No. 5 de Chanel perfume.


Best known for their shoes, can you tell us the option that has the correct spelling for this brand?

The Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house is of Italian origin. The brand specializes in leather goods and timepieces.


Created by a designer hailing from Tunisia, can you guess the option that best suits the brand?

BCBGMaxAzria is a contemporary women's clothing brand. The brand was founded by Max Azria of Tunisia.


Identify the correct spelling out of these options.

The Elie Tahari brand is named after its Iranian-Israeli founder, Elie Tahari. Tahari's first designs included dance dresses and blouses.


Known across the world for their men's dress shirts, what's the correct way to spell this brand?

The Van Heusen brand is owned the Philipp-Van Heusen corporation. The brand is best known for its dress shirts.


This brand was founded in the fifties by Rene Ramillon. How should it be spelled?

The Moncler brand is best known for its down jackets and sportswear. An Italian fashion house, Moncler was founded by Rene Ramillon in 1952.


Do you know which of these options is the correct way of spelling this designer's brand?

Founded in Chicago in 1998, the Cole Haan company is a global producer of men and women's footwear. The brand has headquarters in New York City and Greenland, New Hampshire.


Named after its German creator, how does one spell this brand?

The Philipp Plein brand is named after its owner and founder, Philipp Plein of Germany. The company was founded in 1998.


A clothing and accessory company, which option seems like the right fit?

The Roberto Cavalli fashion house is an Italian luxury brand founded in 1975 by Roberto Cavalli. The brand manufactures ready-to-wear apparel and accessories.


Featured in Harper's Bazaar decades ago, can you tell us how to spell this particular brand?

The Emilio Pucci brand took an unexpected kickoff in 1947 when a ski outfit designed by owner Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was published in Harper's Bazaar. The brand gained its popularity during the 1960s and 1970s.


Can you guess how this designer's brand is really spelled?

The house of Diesel is a retail clothing company headquartered in Belganaze, Italy. The brand was founded in 1978.


Named after its founder Zachary, how is the brand's name spelled?

The Zac Posen brand was founded by Zachary Posen at the tender age of 21. The brand produces ready-to-wear apparel which is sold through Barney, Marshall Field's and Bergdorf Goodman stores.


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