|One of Klimt’s portraits of Flöge.|
Gustav and Emilie met when she was just 18 years old and they became lifelong companions. Some say they were lovers and that the couple portrayed in Klimt’s The Kiss (above) is actually a self-portrait of him and Emilie. Her designs were influenced by the early feminist movement which proposed a more practical and comfortable style, but also inspired by Klimt’s bohemianism. Klimt also designed alongside her, for her, and vice versa.
|Emelie and Gustav|
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