This is not so much a new edition of Andersen's classic as it is an opportunity for Archipowa to demonstrate her skill with watercolors. They have a great delicacy that is almost filigreed at times. The two swindlers have their wicked intent etched into their faces, while the royal retinue sport a good variety of expressions to show their confusion. The illustrator also has a fine time capturing gestures, e.g., the swindlers feigning their weaving and tailoring. Fittingly, because this is a story about clothes, Archipowa has expended much energy on the finery worn by the characters in the story.