Tomi Ungerer: The Menswear Collection

We were re-reading Tomi Ungerer’s The Three Robbers (1963) the other day. I never get tired of the story’s sinister fairytale feel; the color palette of black and midnight blue; or Ungerer’s use of the word “blunderbuss.”

p5But I realized something new this time around. Those voluminous cloaks and bell-shaped hats are very Yohji Yamamoto.

Yohji Yamamoto Fall-Winter 2012

2 thoughts on “Tomi Ungerer: The Menswear Collection

  1. Tomi

    Striking similarity! You should check out the new documentary on Tomi called Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story. http://www.faroutthemovie.com

    We have one of Maurice Sendak’s last interviews before his passing and we also interviewed Jules Feiffer and others!

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