The visual, conceptual, and aesthetic debt owed by contemporary fashion to punk is vivid, distinctive, and immediately clear. Punk is not about punk as a musical genre, or as a subculture, or as socio-political phenomenon: it’s about contemporary design aesthetic, and the insistence of that contemporary aesthetic on locating its own origins in the “influence” of punk. … Fashion is the emphasis of the show, but it’s also the source of the show’s narrative and associative logic: Punk is not a sustained consideration of a cultural past but the resolute celebration of a contemporary present. … If punk was important, it’s only because fashion is important; Joey Ramone’s destiny was to inspire Marc Jacobs.
First As Farce, Then As Tragedy:  Punk at the Metropolitan Museum, Fuck Theory (Accessed 26th Sept 2013)