Whenever we feel weary of Fashion Week, we just take a look at the always stunning Carmen Dell'Orefice and remember: we ain't seen nothing.

Dell'Orefice, often referred to as the world's oldest working model, has been in the fashion biz since the '40s and is still hitting Fashion Week with the energy of a newbie. The 81-year-old model has walked two runway shows so far this New York Fashion Week, modeling a elegantly draped dress at Norisol Ferrari and two bold, graphic-print pieces at Marimekko.

She took a break to sit front row at Chado Ralph Rucci as well as at Evening Sherri Hill, where she bonded with Ryan Lochte (no, seriously). Apparently they talked about the importance of training for their relative crafts, although we're hoping the always elegant Dell'Orefice managed to send a few fashion tips Lochte's way (we're not sure how keen the 81-year-old is on grillz).

It's not Carmen's first time hanging with a younger crowd -- she shared the runway spotlight last year with Camilla Belle. Who knows, maybe Dell'Orefice will be the second big model name signing up to walk Lochte's future runway show?

We kid. Mostly. Check out Carmen hitting the runway and showing all those rookies how it's done.

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  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    Walking the Marimekko S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Walking the Marimekko S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    Walking the Marimekko S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    Walking the Marimekko S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    Walking the Marimekko S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    Walking the Norisol Ferrari S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    Walking the Norisol Ferrari S/S '13 show. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice with Ryan Lochte

    At Evening Sherri Hill S/S '13. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice with Ryan Lochte

    At Evening Sherri Hill S/S '13. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice with Ryan Lochte

    In the front row at Evening Sherri Hill S/S '13. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice

    In the front row at Chado Ralph Rucci S/S '13. (Getty photo)

  • Carmen Dell'Orefice with Bill Cunningham

    In the front row at Chado Ralph Rucci S/S '13. (Getty photo)

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