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Meet “The Importants,” Fashion’s Fresh-Faced New Army

Casting director and photographer Kevin Amato’s new book The Importants, out this month by Phaidon, with an afterword by Rick Owens, captures the diverse, gender- and race-fluid models that he has brought into fashion.

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“Ian Isaiah + Junglepussy Bath” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Wink” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Saint Chiki” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Embrace” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Mushroom Kids” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Rainbow Lash” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Deadfloat” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Maluca Mala” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Sicky Day” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Teddy Boy” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Audrey Hepburn” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Backbeat” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“Eddy” by Kevin Amato in “The Importants,” published by Phaidon.

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“The Importants” by Kevin Amato, published by Phaidon.