Marc Jacobs has never been afraid of controversy in the pursuit of fashion, even when he doesn’t court it. He answered the pique that his raver street style/Lana Wachowski-inspired spring collection caused with its pastel dreadlocks with a fall show titled “Respect,” an ode to Seventies hip-hop. It also reprised his Louis Vuitton collaboration with collage artist and illustrator Julie Verhoeven. Both collections expressed Jacobs’ deeply considered, creative point of view through vastly different lenses. His commitment to fashion as fantasy, escape or social mirror and showmanship are essential to American fashion even as it changes rapidly around us. For example, Jacobs staged his fall show at the Park Avenue Armory with no set, just two rows of folding chairs, and no soundtrack. Guests were instructed not to use their phones, to put the focus firmly on being present in the age of all-consuming digital distraction. Outside after the show, the models sat in a finale installation in front of giant speakers turning their phones on the guests, who turned their phones back on the models.