RONSON GETS NYU HONOR: Known for her cool factor, Charlotte Ronson will receive the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She will be awarded at a baccalaureate ceremony on May 20 at Radio City Music Hall.

The British-born Ronson launched her first collection, C. Ronson in 2000 and two years later opened a flagship boutique in New York’s Nolita neighborhood. In addition to her contemporary collection, Ronson has designed an exclusive diffusion line for Urban Outfitters, and also has a long-term deal with J.C. Penney for a contemporary sportswear line, I [Heart] Ronson.