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White Stole from the Estate of Emilie Flöge, c. 1910

Leopold Museum,
114×200 cm


  • Emilie Flöge

    (Vienna 1874–1952 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Both the textile designs of Emilie Flöge (1874–1952) and the fabrics of the Wiener Werkstätte are known for the high quality and sophistication of their craftsmanship as well as their self-designed patterns. The White Stole from around 1910 presents a stylistic contrast to the fabrics Flöge frequently used and stands out for its simplicity. The draping fabric in off-white evokes a lightness that perfectly emphasizes Flöge’s style. By promoting reform dresses in Vienna, she was advocating a corset-free society. Efforts to reform women’s clothing had emerged in the US in the mid-19th century and were later exported to England. New designs enabled women to move more freely and to participate more actively in sports and working life. The choice not to wear a corset was often linked to health aspects as well as emancipatory reasons.

Object data

  • Design: Emilie Flöge
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
White Stole from the Estate of Emilie Flöge
c. 1910
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
114×200 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6384
Inventory access
Accession 2019
Selection of Reference works
  • Klimt persönlich. Bilder - Briefe - Einblicke, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Franz Smola, Wien 2012 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 24.02.2012–27.08.2012).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Emilie Louise Flöge, Wien (bis 1952);
Nachlass nach Emilie Louise Flöge, Wien (1952);
Dr. Jutta und Dr. Wolfgang Fischer, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2019); (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag und Rechnung vom 07.06.2019

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