It's been years since his role as Cody Martin on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, but Cole Sprouse's life is still pretty sweet. Case in point, the actor, model and photographer just worked with Versace on a new capsule collection of sunglasses for men.
The Versace x Cole Sprouse eyewear capsule consists of two sunglasses and one optical frame. Sprouse was photographed by Steven Klein in a campaign that aims to capture a more eloquent side of masculinity, just like the eyewear design.
From his earlier roles as Ben in Friends through his recent appearances in the youthful drama Riverdale, Sprouse consistently embodies comedic relief with a deeper edge of wit and intelligence.
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This role within Versace’s new collection displays Sprouse in a new yet dreamy light, taking inspiration from Greek mythology.
The collection leads with a pair of aviator sunglasses called the “Medusa Focus.” This set features gunmetal with light gray lenses that lend a black mirror effect in either dark gray or gray-brown gradient finishes. Gold frames encase the frames with a small embossed Medusa.
The next set of sunglasses in the collection are the “Medusa Mesmerize” featuring a wrap-around metal mask frame. Above the bridge, you’ll find Versace’s signature Greek Key, while the brand’s logo is engraved on the temples. This set is available in combinations of gunmetal with gray lenses and a black mirror effect, and gold with yellow or light gray with a silver mirror.
The “Medusa Dream” are the collection’s only optical lenses, which feature a sophisticated round profile meant to epitomize the chic but urban cosmopolitan spirit. The combinations for these glasses include gold or gold and matte black.
While maintaining the entertaining acting style within his modeling, Sprouse interacts with the audience in the campaign’s videos.
“Come here,” Sprouse says in a campaign video. “Listen, Versace.”
The campaign images and style of the glasses are intimate but mature, combining intriguing curves with angular pieces.
Prices for the collection range from $278 to $368. The Versace x Cole Sprouse eyewear capsule is available online at SunglassHut.com and LensCrafters.com, as well as in-store at Bloomingdales, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Holt Renfrew.
Visit Versace.com to learn more.
Photography by: Steven Klein