Vogue Does Desert Couture at Utah's Amangiri Resort
Vogue fashion spreads have been shot in some of the world's most glamourous locales: Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Utah. Wait a sec—Utah? Before you poo-poo what might seem like a strange location choice, take a look at one editorial layout in the magazine's January issue.
It features Canadian model Daria Werbowy in various designer states of dress (and undress), sporting YSL dresses and practicing yoga inversions with the desert's Amangiri resort providing the backdrop. As we previously reported, Amangiri is an uber-zen retreat whose rooms run upward of $3,300 for the most cushy accommodations.
Essentially, it's buried deep in the middle-of-nowhere, but if you're a socialite whose grown tired of skyscrapers and the nightlife, horses and hydrotherapy sound pretty darn appealing.
As Vogue routinely treks to far-flung regions of the world for their photo shoots, we can't say choosing Amangiri strikes us as unusual. One of the clothing credit descriptions lauds its "25,000-square-foot spa and state-of-the-art gym, including a yoga studio," which is as close to roughing it as many Muffys and Buffys of the world are willing to get. Really, who wouldn't want to get back to nature in Pucci leather pants?
That said, we don't suggest using tumbleweed as a couture crown, a la Werbowy. What a pain in the Alaia that would be.