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Robert Irwin Makes Dapper Runway Debut in 3 Looks at Melbourne Fashion Festival: 'Never Imagined'

Robert Irwin Makes Dapper Runway Debut in 3 Looks at Melbourne Fashion Festival: 'Never Imagined'

The 20-year-old zookeeper (who carries on late father Steve Irwin's legacy) had a major catwalk moment at the Suit Up Runway event on March 6

<p>Naomi Rahim/WireImage</p> Robert Irwin, son of the late Steve Irwin, makes his runway debut at the Melbourne Fashion Festival on March 6

Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Robert Irwin, son of the late Steve Irwin, makes his runway debut at the Melbourne Fashion Festival on March 6

Robert Irwin traded in a day at the zoo for some time on the catwalk!

On Wednesday, the zookeeper, conservationist and TV personality, 20, had a wild time at the Melbourne Fashion Festival in Australia, where he made his runway debut in three menswear looks at the Suit Up Runway show,

The looks were a stark contrast to the Australia Zoo khakis fans are used to seeing Robert wearing.

Hir first look was a navy menswear moment featuring a navy dress shirt, tie and slacks teamed with a speckled gray bomber jacket and brown boots. The other, a white dress shirt and slacks, was more dressed up with a black blazer, a cardigan wrapped around his shoulders and thick-frame glasses for a preppy vibe.

<p>Naomi Rahim/WireImage</p>

Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Rounding out the looks, a teal suede suit paired with a white turtleneck and sneakers made a bold statement.

Robert wore his hair in a sleek gelled style to top off his dapper runway moment.

<p>Naomi Rahim/WireImage</p> Robert Irwin walks his first catwalk at the Suit Up Runway show

Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Robert Irwin walks his first catwalk at the Suit Up Runway show

Related: Robert Irwin Reveals His Sister Bindi Has Been Encouraging Him to Date: 'It's Your Turn Now'

Soaking in the excitement of his modeling gig, Robert displayed a wide grin and flashed his dimples for the cameras and front row guests.

He later expressed how he felt during the exhilarating moment on TikTok and Instagram, writing: “Never imagined I’d be walking the runway, but here we are! Wow, thanks for an amazing night Melbourne Fashion Festival!!”

<p>Naomi Rahim/WireImage</p> Robert Irwin walks his first catwalk at the Suit Up Runway show

Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Robert Irwin walks his first catwalk at the Suit Up Runway show

Related: Robert Irwin Says 'Not a Day Goes By' Without Wondering What He'd Ask His Late Dad Steve Irwin

Weeks before making his fashion world debut, Robert opened up about his late father Steve Irwin, the famed “Crocodile Hunter” who died on Sept. 4, 2006 after being stung by a stingray during a diving expedition off the coast of Australia.

The wildlife photographer — who, alongside his sister Bindi, 25, have kept their father’s legacy alive through their work — told The Australian's Women Weekly that he often thinks about "so many things" he would ask his dad.

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Marc Grimwade/WireImage Steve Irwin and Robert Irwin
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Marc Grimwade/WireImage Steve Irwin and Robert Irwin

"When you lose someone, a father figure, at such a young age, who is such a commanding presence of positivity and everything that is good in the world, of course all I want is for him to be here for me,” said Robert, who was 3 when tragedy struck.

While faced with loss at a young age, Robert credits his mom, Terri, and his older sister for helping him grieve.

"So, the way they helped me to navigate my life, I am so grateful for it," continued Robert. "I will always feel like I am missing a part of myself, but I never feel like I missed out on anything.

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