Not necessarily anything Vanessa will be wearing. Just me having some fun with fashion
I expect one of those vertical rows of buttons are actual functional buttons. Either that, or there’s a row of hook-and-eye on the inside at the center line.
The problem with these visible buttons is that they go too high to be really functional. It’s a possibility, but it would be a real pain to button all the way up, something that the overall design just isn’t about. And again, at least for the right shoulder, there is no actual sign it can be opened.
So yeah, the center line is the answer.
Oh, and thanks to you, I now know what the hook-and-eye closure is
That is correct. All the buttons save for the ones on her sleeves are purely decorational and yes, the center line is where the hook-and-eye closures are hidden Good eye both of you!
Nice looking design, but I’m not sure how one is supposed to put on that gorgeous jacket, there’s no visible flap and it’s too narrow to slip on like a sweater. The central line could be the hint of a line of hidden buttonholes, I guess. Or a zipper.