Charlotte Ronson is one of the most sought after womenswear designers. Name a movie or music celebrity and the chance is that Charlotte designed the dress.
Young design starMartha Taylor-Brown ▼ Saturday March 6, 2010 5:01PM ET
Born in London into an artistic family and raised in New York, Charlotte Ronson followed the tradition by developing her own unique style at an early age. In 2000, Ronson launched her first collection, C. Ronson, that gained instant recognition and the attention of renowned publications. In May 2002, Ronson opened her flagship boutique in New York's hip Nolita neighborhood.
In 2005, Aaron Nir joined C.Ronson as president and the collection was re-named "Charlotte Ronson" - a natural evolution of the brand and an accurate reflection of who Charlotte is and what she and her customer want to wear.
In late 2009, Charlotte and Aaron became partners and established Charlotte Ronson International headquartered in New York City. With Charlotte Ronson's sense of style and Aaron Nir's savvy business sense this dynamic team has created a powerful brand with widespread recognition and huge potential.
As a fixture in the fabric of New York City life, Ronson has fostered many relationships with family and friends and developed a number of strategic partnerships resulting in innovative collaborations. She has worked on a limited edition t-shirt collection with her mother Ann Dexter-Jones, best friend Shoshanna Lonstein-Gruss, brother Mark and twin sister Samantha, both internationally known musicians and deejay's, and has launched "must have" handbags with friends, Hollywood icon Nicole Richie, singer Lily Allen, and actress Lindsay Lohan. In 2009, she announced her most recent collaboration project, a new swimwear line with Shoshanna aptly named Shoshanna Made With Love Charlotte Ronson.
Ronson continues to move forward as a key trendsetter, and is currently the face of Sebastian Professionals Hair Care. Known for her impeccable style and trendsetting designs, Ronson's clothing and accessories have quickly become a favorite among such fashion forward celebrities, models and influencers including Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie, Joy Bryant, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, and Beyonce.
Charlotte Ronson is becoming one of the most sought after American womenswear designers and her New York Fashion Week runway shows under the Tents at Bryant Park is a must see show. Her success has also lead to design deals with some of America's largest, respected retailers and has catapulted her into the spotlight. ■