Chace Crawford May Be New Face of Versace

There’s been a lot of speculation about who should take over as the face of Versace menswear once Patrick Dempsey steps down from his post.

The latest candidate to possibly step into McDreamy’s smoldering Italian leather shoes? Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford. 

According to Monsters and Critics, Chace is said to be “close to signing a deal” to replace the Grey’s Anatomy doc. Versace released a statement that Chace has worn ‘Sace threads to at least three big events in recent history: Fashion Rocks, the MTV Video Music Awards and castmate Blake Lively’s 21st birthday party. Seems like some handy-dandy pre-PR work is afoot.

The 23-year-old CW hunk is definitely a different direction—and age bracket—than Dempsey, although both are attractive to girls and older women alike. By choosing Chace, perhaps Versace is looking to appeal to a broader audience, one that includes metrosexuals and Republican grandmothers-to-be.