2. Salon: Away from the Bodice – Towards the Bodice

Emilie Flöge, fashion and the liberation of women

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Was it really the liberation from the corset that gave the women's movement the breathing space it needed? What is the story behind the corset suddenly reappearing in the fashion of our time? Was Vienna around 1900 really the fashion capital par excellence alongside Paris?


2nd Salon: Away from the corset - towards the corset, 18 - 19 May 2024
Lecture 18 May 2024, 6 pm
Theatre 18 May 2024, 8 pm
Panel discussion 19 May 2024, 11 am

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 6 pm
The 2nd Salon begins with a lecture by cultural mediator and author Petra Unger entitled: “Against the tyranny of the norm” – The art of emancipation with and against fashion. Emilie Föge and the women’s movement around 1900.
Saturday, 18 May 2024, 8 pm
The evening will continue with the performance of the theatre play “Beloved Muse – Emilie Flöge”. (Acting: Maxi Blaha, text: Penny Black, director: Heidelinde Leutgöb, live music: Georg Buxhofer)
“Beloved Muse” is an exploration of art, fashion and the nature of love. The piece is a solo performance by Maxi Blaha, who takes on the role of Emilie Flöge, fashion designer and Klimt’s partner. The role was tailor-made for Blaha, tall, elegant and unapproachable, she could have stepped out of one of Klimt’s paintings.
Sunday, 19 May 2024, 11 am
For the matinée on Sunday, we invite you to a high-calibre panel discussion on the topic of fashion around 1900 and today. After a keynote speech by Lara Steinhäußer, she will be joined in the discussion by Petra Unger, Maxi Blaha, Georg Gaugusch and hopefully the audience.

Macht und Tradition, Kultur im Fluss

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Toscanapark 6, 4810 Gmunden