We all know the feeling of longing, of wanting something or somebody really badly, right? In the early 1890s Gustav Klimt met Emilie Louise Flöge who, notwithstanding the artist's relationships with other women, was to be his companion until the end of his life. The Kiss is thought to be an image of them as lovers, but she never established a true relationship with Klimt. Emilie Louise Flöge and her lifelong passion for Gustav Klimt intrigues Elisabeth Leenknegt that much she based her WANTING GUSTAV collection on it. In 1904 Flöge established herself as a successful businesswoman and the owner of an haute couture fashion salon. She dared to create a whole new style and mainly worked with round, square and triangular shapes. To emphasize the longing, Elisabeth chose to work with the emphasis on gold for this collection. Is there a better way to cherish your desire?
Photo: Liesje Reyskens
Styling: Amke Rijkenbarg
Make-up: Sabine Peeters
Art Direction: Elisabeth Leenknegt, Steffi Marreel