Actor and Race Car Driver Patrick Dempsey Is New Face of Porsche Design

It’s not just the initials, Dempsey truly fits the perfect role as its ambassador.
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Hollywood star and former racecar driver Patrick Dempsey is the new face of Porsche Design for its eyewear collection. Besides sharing the same initials, the partnership is a perfect match since Dempsey had been a Porsche racecar driver and owns a variety of classic and current model Porsches, including a 1963 Porsche 356, which he bought in his late teens.

Dempsey was popularly known for his role as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy and represents the next generation of Hollywood actors who competed in motorsports like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. He competed in pro-am races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona and Baja 1000 off-road races. He is a co-owner of a Porsche customer racing team and had a long-standing relationship with Porsche. In 2015, he raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship in his Dempsey Racing-Proton Team in a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR. 

Photo by Porsche Design.

“Porsche has always held a special place in my life,” Dempsey says. “Whether as a race car driver or co-owner of a racing team, the brand radiates a special passion for me and the feeling to strive for top performance, which I always felt connected to. I am very happy to be part of the lifestyle world of Porsche Design outside of motor sport and to represent Porsche Design Eyewear as a brand ambassador in 2021.” 

The 2021 Porsche Design Eyewear campaign will highlight four models of the brand’s new timeless and innovative sunglasses and prescription glasses with Dempsey, including the new Porsche Design P’8688 A Liquid Titanium glasses with Vision Drive Polarized XTR lens technology, pairing perfectly with his motoring personality.

“We are proud to partner with Patrick Dempsey, who is not only a world-renowned movie and television star but someone who was born with a passion for motor sport. This is a perfect combination and it makes him the ideal ambassador for Porsche Design. His authenticity and inter-national fame will help us to further increase visibility for our Eyewear category worldwide and have a positive effect on overall brand awareness,” says Jan Becker, CEO Porsche Design Group.

Whether driving on the racetrack or on the open road, these sunglasses are the perfect accessory for all road and weather conditions thanks to its Vision Drive Polarized XTR lenses. These lenses not only feature a high-performance polarization filter and UV400 protection, but a contrast-enhancer that absorbs blue light components better than conventional lenses, increasing overall color perception, contrast and glare protection. Its frame is made of 100% ultra-light titanium and, in combination with three dimensionally shaped temples, creates a bold yet minimalistic look.

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