Marc Jacobs introduced his namesake line in 1986 and quickly became the youngest designer ever to win the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. Two decades and several CFDA awards (for womenswear, menswear, and accessories) later, Marc Jacobs is a can’t-miss catwalk, the mercurial designer who stuns,delights and scares the world of fashion. Jacobs has a knack for sizing up the zeitgeist and then one-upping it. A master of the mash-up, his references are wide-ranging, always in flux, and often unlikely. He’s done multi-layered grunge and tight-as-a-drum ladylike.