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.

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.

Background image: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London