Best of Boston

2022 Best Evening Gowns

Alan Bilzerian

Now that we’re clinking champagne glasses in person, nothing less than a Met Gala–worthy gown will do. Alan Bilzerian leaves the makeup and hair to others, but counts on his team to wrap customers up in jaw-dropping designs. For start- ers, there’s Alexander McQueen’s demure sky-blue bustier dress, Junya Watanabe’s knockout gold-taffeta pantsuit, and Rick Owens’s dramatic open-back dress. After 55 years in the biz — which deserves an award in itself — Bilzerian rounds out those showstoppers with a wide variety of clutches, stilettos, and baubles to match every gown’s vibe.

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