There were plenty of jaw-dropping looks at this year's Met Gala, but the most shocking of all was Nicole Richie's new hair color - a lavender-tinged shade of gray.

While we certainly weren't expecting Nicole's ethereal updo, we have to say we really don't mind this color on her at all.

The gray paired well with Nicole's bold, dark purple-y red lip. We won't be surprised if Nicole decides to keep this look for awhile, and we have no doubt it may inspire a few copycats...us included!

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