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Berlin passion for 1940s fashion untempered by WWII hueWith her blotted red lipstick, perky coiffed curls and fitted 1940s skirt suit, Constanze Pelzer looks like she's stepped off a World War II film set.From head to toe, the 49-year-old German is the picture of 1940s elegance -- from the little glasses and striking jewellery to her red sling-backs, her entire outfit is authentic.Despite bringing to mind a painful chapter of German history, Pelzer admires 1940s fashion so much that she wears originals from the era every day and is not alone in her sartorial dedication.The era that saw Europe riven by war after the rise of the Nazis in Germany heralded utilitarian clothes for ordinary women -- practical but polite knee-length skirts, wide-leg trousers and a shapelier silhouette.Fellow vintage lover Tina Buettner, 40, said that contradictions in 1940s fashion only deepened her fascination.Cultural historian Mila Ganeva, of Miami University in the US, said 1940s fashion was rich and multifaceted, from the war and post-war periods, to Christian Dior's cinched, full-skirted "New Look" in 1947 .
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