BLITZ magazine and the tale of 22 denim jackets

In July 1986, era-defining style magazine BLITZ featured images of 22 denim jackets made by Levi's and customised by some of the world's most lauded designers – Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Katherine Hamnett among them. The jackets went on to be worn during a special one-off evening of performance, before being displayed at the V&A.

In this film, BLITZ founder and publisher Carey Labovitch and the magazine's fashion editor, Iain R. Webb give us the full story behind the designer denim jacket project.

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This video was originally produced for the exhibition Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, which ran at the V&A South Kensington, 10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014.

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