Comme des Garçons, established in 1969, is still a terribly trendy label with lots of whimsical influences (heart-shaped, wide-eyed figures are a trademark). In fact, most of the labels in "Punk" have been around for decades but maintain relevance; they embraced these messy designs after punk's boom, though, and in that, they differ from Vivienne Westwood.
Another veteran of the scene, Punk magazine founder Legs McNeil, had pretty scalding words about the exhibit recently. "Getting these high-fashion designers, what does that have to do with punk?" he demanded of the New York Times. "So rich people could go slumming? Come on, give me a break . . . [It's a] masturbatory fantasy for Anna Wintour and Vogue."
Seen here: Johnny Rotten in 1976, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons look in 1982.