Did you even stop to wonder why Ryan Lochte, one of the most ubiquitous and fawned-over attendees of New York Fashion Week, was actually there? His presence couldn't possibly have been motivated by shameless self-promotion, or the opportunity to brush shoulders (or knees) with Paris Hilton, Anna Wintour, and us, so the obvious answer is that he was here to do some shopping! From front-row dancing at Ralph Lauren to bromancing Conor Dwyer at Jeremy Scott, our favorite "jeah"-spouting swimmer was mentally adding items to his spring 2013 shopping cart. As a future designer himself, it makes total sense that Lochte would go to a show like Ralph Lauren, where he could play off menswear-inspired looks as actual menswear, but at shows like Milly and Rebecca Minkoff, we have to assume he was shopping for his mother, sister, or ... future girlfriend!? Click ahead to see Ryan and his dream girl wearing looks from the spring 2013 runways.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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