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Watch: Cara Delevingne Pronounces ‘Alessandro Michele’ (and Other Tricky Designer Names) Differently Than You Do

The press circuit for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is truly the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to serving us several extremely good Rihanna and Cara Delevingne red carpet #lewks, it’s now blessed us with a video of the latter correctly pronouncing all those tricky fashion designer names that, up until now, we simply avoided saying in public.

In the highly educational clip, a Vogue UK interviewer asks the selectively working supermodel and her co-star Dane DeHaan to pronounce such tongue-twisters as “Ann Demeulemeester” and “Alessandro Michele.” Prada favorite DeHaan — who, in his defense, has not the benefit of Delevingne’s many years owning the international runways — stumbles over nearly every syllable and mistakenly reads “Michele” as “Michelle.” He is all of us.

Watch the full, revelatory vid below. (Also, is it just us and this New York Times critic, or does this pair have negligible chemistry? Sigh. We wanted to root for Valerian. We really did.)

[ via Vogue UK ]