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RJ Mitte makes his catwalk debut in Milan -- light-years away from Albuquerque

RJ Mitte was always a cutie as Walt Jr. on "Breaking Bad" -- but on a Milan Fashion Week runway, the dude was hot.

The 22-year-old actor strutted down Vivienne Westwood's catwalk in his high-fashion debut over the weekend, clad in a dusky navy blue top and bottom reminiscent of a track suit, accessorized by white sandals. What appeared to be a breastplate, emblazoned with a black-and-white picture of actual female breasts, hung by its strap around his neck.

During his other turn down the runway, the "breastplate" found its way into his grasp, where it looked to be a man's zippered bag.

Mitte -- known best for playing meth kingpin Walter White's kid in that Albuquerque-anchored drama -- opened and closed the show, according to New York magazine.

"I've talked to Milan and I've talked to Fashion Week. I'm always down," the 6-foot-1 actor told Zap2It at the Saturn Awards way back in 2013. "Dude, if they'll hire me, I'll do it. There's not much I won't do. I love to work. I have way too much free time on my hands at the moment, and I am going stir crazy."

You know how they say you have to visualize it first? Right.

Mitte's now repped by Elite London, Core Artist Management in Germany and Wilhelmina in New York. He's done work for the Gap and was styled for some men's magazines this past spring.

Over the weekend, he had a front-row seat at the Emporio Armani show and then posed for pictures with Giorgio Armani himself, and on Monday, he hit the Fendi presentation, where he sat with "Boyhood" star Ellar Coltrane and Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief exec for that fashion house.

Mitte has said, "I don't want it to be written on my tombstone, 'Here lies Walt Jr.'"

Looks as if he's making some big strides in the right direction.

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