Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
FIT Museum Director Valerie Steele's book about Daphne Guinness isn't set for an American release until October 25th, but it's already available in Europe. Check out a sneak peek inside the 124-page tome after the jump—it's a retrospective of her fashion life, complete with photos and stories about Guinness' relationships with fashion designers. Order it now at the Colette website or pre-order the book domestically on Amazon.com for $28.58. All royalties from this book's sales will benefit New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where now through January 7, 2012, there is an ongoing exhibition featuring 100 garments from Guinness' personal wardrobe.