Patrick Dempsey New Face of Versace

12/04/2007 at 11:45 AM EST

Patrick Dempsey New Face of Versace
Patrick Dempsey
Chad Buchanan/Getty
He may have been the runner-up this year as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive – for the second year in a row – but Patrick Dempsey has one field all to himself: he's the new face of Versace for the fashion-design company's spring/summer line for men.

Celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino shot the ad campaign with the Grey's Anatomy McDreamy, 41, last month, reports Access Hollywood.

"It was so lovely to work with Donatella Versace, she is an iconic and inspirational woman and a wonderful person, not to mention what a pleasure it was to work with Mario Testino too, one of the world's finest photographers," Dempsey said in a statement.

Said Versace of her new model: "I'm a big fan. So it was a great experience working with him because he is such a talented actor."

The ads will begin appearing in February, and StyleWatch readers, who got a heads-up last month, already marked their calendars.

Still Sexy

Meanwhile, when it comes to Dempsey's ranking in PEOPLE's Sexiest sweepstakes (behind Matt Damon this year, and George Clooney last), "He was robbed!" Amy Adams, his costar in the new movie hit Enchanted, insisted to the Associated Press. "That's what I think about that."

"That's funny," Dempsey said, laughing. "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride."

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • Ryan and Eva: How They Hid Her Pregnancy
  • Jillian Michaels: Why I Left Biggest Loser

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners