House dresses by Mrs. Lilli Terstegen Munich 1917.

House dresses Munich fashion 1917. Costume Designer Lilli Terstegen fashion 1910s. German Modernist costumes.

Lilli Terstegen costumes 1917

House dresses by Mrs. Lilli Terstegen Munich 1917.

House dresses in wool muslin and velvet jacket.

Note:  Petticoats, corsets and skirt fashion 1862.

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