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Reese Witherspoon debuts dramatic new look at post-arrest red carpet appearance

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Just one day after being arrested on disorderly conduct charge, Reese Witherspoon walked the red carpet at the Cinema Society premiere of Mud in New York City.

While Witherspoon declined to talk to the press, her outfit spoke volumes.

In lieu of her usual glamour-girl-next-door ensemble, the actress wore a little black dress and, ahem, court shoes (I kid you not, that’s what the shoe style is called) from Saint Laurent. Witherspoon’s fashion departure was punctuated by a new, brunette hair color — dyed darker for her role in The Good Lie, which the actress is shooting on location in Atlanta, where she was arrested early Friday — and dramatic smokey eye makeup.

It’s interesting that Witherspoon chose this occasion to rebel against her squeaky clean red carpet image, especially considering that Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane has recruited controversial rock stars like Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love to star in the brand’s latest print campaign. Coincidence? Most definitely. But it’s got the fashion blogs buzzing.

What do you think of Reese’s edgy look?

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