Come, my friends, look closely at our fabric. The texture and patterns are uncommonly beautiful! See, the clothes that are made of this stuff possess a wonderful property! The threads are so fine that they are invisible to anyone who is not himself fine—that is to say, to anyone who is unfit for his office, or unforgivably stupid.

Of course, you can see it, no?

The Lying Weaver in The Emperor’s New Clothes, Yellow Fairy Book. Illustration by Milo Winter.