I think I first caught a glimpse of DeSe in 2018, as she shimmered on the other side of a dance floor coddled in something sleek and silky. Her bag hung off the V of her upturned arm. A Britney Spears trance remix. She seemed to warp the air around her, like asphalt in the summer. Club Glam, DeSe Escobar’s party at China Chalet filled with young creatives, was open to anyone—gay, straight, queer, trans—so long as you did your best to be glamourous.