Unfortunately (sigh again), we never see this from the front, so I understand how no one caught it. But it was based on an amazing Balenziaga cloak.
Balenziaga was an amazing designer who did amongst other things, truly spectacular coats.
These cloaks are a rich opportunity to examine how circular fashion is. Designer always mine backwards, so its very easy for me to blur the lines for Claire’s costumes.
Our take on it. Again, sorry there is no shot from the front, but you can see what it looked like from the sketch above.