a lot of fashion spreads are magical borderline ridiculous. they are meant to transport. they show the clothing in inspired ways, but they are aiming for art, for indirect inspiration, not as a direct guide. back-stage photos or behind-the-scenes fashions on un-airbrushed people in candid moments, on the other hand, often bring clothing much closer to home, worn for the sidewalk, for the office, for life.
have you ever tried to recreate an exact outfit you saw on someone else? was it worn by a mortal or a model?