5 Things to Know About Charlotte Ronson

Celebrity Style Feb. 10, 2012 AT 10:59AM
5 Things to Know About Charlotte Ronson Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Tiffany

Charlotte Ronson doesn't just dress some of Hollywood's most stylish stars like Rashida Jones, Ashlee Simpson and Nicole Richie, she's also BFFs with them.

The fashion designer, who's showing her latest collection at the Big Apple's Lincoln Center on Friday night, is sure to pack the front row with her A-list pals. Here, five need-to-know facts about Ronson.

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She was born in England. The daughter of socialite Ann Dexter-Jones and real estate mogul and band manager Laurence Ronson, she grew up around Keith Moon, Keith Richards and Daryl Hall. Her mother later married Foreigner frontman Mick Jones and moved the family to New York City.

She has famous siblings. In addition to being a sought-after DJ, her fraternal twin sister Samantha Ronson is best known for her volatile relationship with Lindsay Lohan. The designer's big bro, Mark Ronson, produced Amy Winehouse's classic album Back to Black and recently married French model-actress Josephine De La Baum.

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She has several lines. She started with C. Ronson, which featured flirty tees and novelty lingerie pieces, then created the more sophisticated Charlotte Ronson, followed by Play, an affordable collection exclusively for Urban Outfitters and I Heart Ronson for JCPenney.

She's friends with Jay-Z. The rapper gave Ronson a shout-out in his Blueprint album back in 2001. "I was so excited when I heard it!" she said.

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She has a beauty line. In addition to successful fashion, shoe and diffusion collections, Ronson launched her first beauty line at Sephora in September. Each product is named after her celeb friends and family.

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