Olympic Athletes Extend Their Time in the Spotlight at Fashion Week

Olympian Ryan Lochte attends the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Photograph by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Take one look at New York Fashion Week’s front row, and it’s clear that Olympians are the season’s big gets. So far swimmer Ryan Lochte attended events for such brands as Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, and Rebecca Minkoff. Sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross teetered her way to BCBG and Peter Som in towering high heels. And soccer player Alex Morgan went to Veronica Beard’s presentation—wearing her gold medal.

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