Richard Nicoll thought Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked “hot as LA” in his outfit.

Rosie wore a creation by the designer at the Vertu Global Launch Of The ‘Constellation’ in Milan last night.

However, Richard has revealed that Rosie originally planned to wear the pieces at another engagement but had to pull out at the last minute.

“Rosie was supposed to host the opening of the ShowRooms breakfast in this look but was called away,” Richard explained to Vogue.

“Disappointment was alleviated by today’s news that she wore this pre-Spring/Summer 12 look to a launch in Italy – brave choice in the fact that it’s not an easy number; not a dress. Good for Rosie for taking a risk on separates and pulling it off, she looks hot as LA – smoking!”

The outfit consisted of a nude corset top worn with a silver satin pencil skirt. The Victoria’s Secret model completed the look with midnight blue satin court shoes and a gold locket.

Richard is currently in Los Angeles for the British Fashion Council’s London ShowRooms Initiative.

The event allows West Coat buyers and stylist the chance to meet London’s top up-and-coming designers and view their collections. Richard is joined by Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto and Roksanda Ilincic. © COVER MEDIA