Nicole Richie, is that REALLY you?

We had a hard time believing that these snaps taken at Monday night's Met Ball in New York were actually of the former 'Simple Life' star, but we are assured they are.

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The star looked unrecognisable as she sported a spooky new look at the annual gala to celebrate the opening of Metropolitan Museum of Art's fashion exhibition in New York.

Having dyed her hair grey for the punk-themed bash, Nicole looked as if she'd had a fright, having teamed her silver locks with a similar coloured Topshop dress.

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But Nic wasn't the only one dabbling with the dye last night, as Anne Hathaway also debuted a shocking new look...

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  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Ashley Olsen attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Ashley Olsen attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Ashley Olsen attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Dakota Fanning attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Dakota Fanning attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Dakota Fanning attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Dakota Fanning attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Laura Mulleavy, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning and Kate Mulleavy attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Elle Fanning attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Elle Fanning attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    Nicki Minaj attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicki Minaj attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicki Minaj attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicki Minaj attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Designer Stella McCartney and actress Cameron Diaz attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Cameron Diaz attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Cameron Diaz attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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    Cameron Diaz attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicole Richie, wearing custom Topshop, attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicole Richie wearing custom Topshop attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicole Richie wearing custom Topshop attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Nicole Richie, wearing custom Topshop, attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actress Anne Hathaway (L) and designer Valentino Garavani attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actress Anne Hathaway (L) and designer Valentino Garavani attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Anne Hathaway attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    Jennifer Lopez and Michael Kors attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Jennifer Lopez and Michael Kors attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Jennifer Lopez and Michael Kors attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Jennifer Lopez attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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    Miley Cyrus attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    Madonna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Madonna (C) arrives with guest at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-FASHION-MET-COSTUME-GALA

    Madonna (C) arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-COSTUMES

    Madonna attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Beyonce, honorary chairwoman, arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-FASHION-MET-COSTUME-GALA

    Beyonce, honorary chairwoman, arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-FASHION-MET-COSTUME-GALA

    Beyonce, honorary chairwoman, arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Singer Katy Perry (C) arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Model Kate Upton arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” on May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” on May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Australian actress and singer Kylie Minogue arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, on May 6, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Minka Kelly attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actress Jennifer Morrison attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: A view of general atmosphere at the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Designer Eddie Borgo and actress Aubrey Plaza attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Lauren Santo Domingo attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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