Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Last night in Hollywood, stars gathered for the Season 2 premiere of HBO's The Newsroom. The fashion? Like the show, and like Will McAvoy himself, it was on the serious side.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Moody blues! Sam Waterston and Jeff Daniels in Brian Williams drag.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Slightly more playful menswear on Thomas Sadoski, Chris Chalk, and John Gallagher Jr.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Eschewing a proper suit and tie but looking mighty fine in tailored separates: Cutie patootie Dev Patel.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Simple, summery whites are fresh and pretty on Margaret Judson and Cherie Daly.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Adina Porter looks fab in ivory (and nothing like she does as Lettie Mae on True Blood!)

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Usually mullet dresses have a whiff of hideousness about them, but Kelen Coleman's blue ruffles are sweet.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

This menswear-inspired dress on Alison Pill is reminscent of what Krysten Ritter wore to the Way Way Back premiere. From some angles it seems a little shapeless sack; from others it's a fun mix of feminine and masculine. I just don't know if I love it or hate it. A-line? But with a kicky skirt in the back?

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Backless? With some some kind of jewel accent embellishment on the neck? Weird. Dig the hair, though.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Black lace was popular at this event. Constance Zimmer's sheath dress is classic.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Between these two black lace numbers — Riley Voelkel on the left and Wynn Everett on the right — the first is more interesting/modern/flattering.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Olivia Munn also wore black with lace, although her lace was in the form of an odd, slender chest strip on a satiny slip dress. The dress is meh, whatever, but she is rocking the shit out of the just-one-side ear bauble, nude lips and sleek hair.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Seriously, from the lace strap up, it's an A+.

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

Cute White Dresses and Bizarre Black Lace at the Newsroom Premiere

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