A Sunday-night preview flaunted major fashion — girls awaitingfittings in enormous furry hats, Pilgrim by way of Dr. Seuss (andStephen Jones), atop elaborate pilings of impeccably sculpted clothes inincredible custom fabrics and tricked-out (holograms, sparkly buckles)shoes. What the preview didn’t telegraph: the intense emotion andlyricism of the show Marc Jacobs would present in little more than 24hours.

It started with perusals of advancedstyle.blogspot.com, a Website that celebrates elder New York fashion of a certain flamboyance,and morphed into a poignant visual commentary on embellishment,self-expression, decay.  

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