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We're Giving Away the Official 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Book

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If you're not completely punk'd out at this point (or you're still bummed your Met Gala ticket got lost in the mail) not to worry: We're giving away the gorgeous Punk: Chaos to Coutue catalog, so you can relive the era—and the exhibit—any time you want. There are 238 matte pages of iconic images from punk's heyday to the depths of couture, each broken down into categories like "hardware," "bricolage," "graffiti and agitprop," and "destroy." So many ideas for what to wear to your next punk-themed gala! Also find essays from Richard Hell, John Lydon, Jon Savage, and an introduction by the curator Andrew Bolton.

Here's how to win the book and the glory: This afternoon's Racked National newsletter—which will arrive in your inbox sometime after 3:00pm—will include a secret phrase pertaining to the Met Gala and exhibit. The first person to email the phrase to will be our winners. Not yet a newsletter subscriber? Just enter your email address in the box below.