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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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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.

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

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