Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Segues From Modeling Lingerie to Designing It With a Line at Marks & Spencer
Last year, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sashayed from the runway to the silver screen, starring in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The movie raked in $1.1 billion at the box office, making it the fourth-highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. And though she had never acted before, Huntington-Whiteley proved that she could look pretty good while saving the world from invading robot aliens.
But at the moment, the U.K.-born model has no sets to report to and no future roles to prepare for. Instead, she’s entering triple threat mode. With a lingerie line coming out in September from Marks & Spencer, Huntington-Whiteley will soon be a model/actress/designer.
Critics may have protested Michael Bay’s casting of a model with zero acting experience, but no one can claim Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t know lingerie. In just a matter of years, the 25-year-old has gone from dressing down into lines from Monsoon and Agent Provocateur to strutting out before the world at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Not that Huntington-Whiteley’s planning on unveiling any four-foot angel wings of her own. Her line, Rosie for Autograph— the M&S range that’s employed Rosie as its face for the last two years — will be “deco-inspired” and is not as outlandish as the brand that launched her to fame. When it comes out, fans will be able to purchase “silk lingerie sets, camisoles and French knicker sets, and kimono style robes.
“With all her modeling experience she has great eye for color and style which, coupled with our extensive knowledge in lingerie design and technique, is a winning formula that we can’t wait to share with our customers,” Kate Bostock, M&S executive director of clothing, told the Telegraph.
So, will wearing lingerie designed by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley make you look like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? Sure. Of course it will.