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48 back then, guys wearing heels and carrying handbags," Martin says. "He didn't care what people thought. He's always been comfortable in his own skin." In 2016, around his 40th birthday, Asher chopped off his long blond locks and traded heels for more comfortable Calvin Klein cowboy boots and Miu Miu slides. He still wears an occasional Gucci or Rick Owens platform shoe, but "the days of wearing high heels all day are gone," he says. At 52, Martin has kept his sartorial edge with slightly more conservative yet head-turning Thom Browne and Gucci ensembles. As the subjects in their photographs attest, fame can be fleeting. For Asher, it has fluttered in and out of his life. In his early days as a hairstylist with José Eber, and later at Neiman Marcus, where he did hair for 21 years, he coiffed a range of celebs from Lady Gaga to the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. His sartorial skills landed him styling gigs at Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and Kate Spade boutiques. Appearances on reality TV shows followed, including serving as a judge on Project Runway and co-starring on Lifetime TV's Million Dollar Shoppers in 2013. Since then, he's been pursuing other opportunities. "I'd like to do a makeover show. That's my dream — something that makes people feel better about themselves," he says. Both Asher and Martin have recently taken new jobs. Asher is doing hair at Maleiah Rogers' Era Salon; Martin, who spent almost 20 years working with a top party planner before moving to sales at Forty Five Ten, has joined Brian Bolke's The Conservatory as a sales advisor. They both do fashion and home styling for private clients as a side gig, and Asher documents his outfits on his longtime blog, Gucci Home Chiavari chair. Right: Chair from Design Within Reach. Missoni Home throw and pillow. "WE LIKE TO MAKE PEOPLE SLIGHTLY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH OUR ART." — David Martin (continued)

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