Los Angeles, CA (BANG) – Chace Crawford has reportedly been lined up to be the new face of Versace.
The “Gossip Girl” star – who plays Nate Archibald in the hit U.S. TV show – is said to be close to signing a deal to replace “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey as the face of the prestigious Italian fashion label.
Versace released a statement pointing out the 23-year-old actor has worn clothes from the company to three big events recently – Fashion Rocks, the MTV Video Music Awards and his “Gossip Girl” co-star Blake Lively’s 21st birthday party.
When the label was approached about the rumors of signing Chace, a spokesperson said: “We have been working hard to develop our relationship with Chace – and that is all we can say on the subject.”
“Patrick Dempsey is contracted with us through to Spring/Summer 2009. It is undetermined who will replace him at this time.”
Chace has shot to fame starring in “Gossip Girl” as Nate – a troubled rich student who is renowned for wearing a variety of sharp and trendy outfits.